Woman Pushed In Front Of Train In New York On 15 Jan
Amidst the climate of fear and anger propelled by the pandemic, there has been a rise in hate crimes targeting certain racial groups globally, including in the United States.
On Saturday (15 Jan), an Asian woman, Michelle Alyssa Go, was pushed in front of a subway train at Times Square station in New York City. The 40-year-old victim passed away at the scene.
Police later arrested 61-year-old Simon Martial, and he was charged with second-degree murder.
The attack against Go raised concerns about anti-Asian hate crimes. It is currently unclear if it was indeed a hate crime, and the police are investigating.
Woman passes away after being struck by train in New York
On Saturday (15 Jan), at about 9.30am, Go was on the subway platform at 42nd Street in Manhattan, waiting for her train.
However, just as a Brooklyn-bound R train pulled into the station, she was shoved onto the tracks, reported The Straits Times (ST).
The police said she was struck by the train and passed away at the scene.
Speaking at a news conference with Mayor Eric Adams, the police commissioner shared that the incident was unprovoked.