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Horrifying footage shows man violently throw random woman onto train tracks

Horrifying footage shows the moment a man violently threw a woman from a station platform onto train tracks.

The video was released yesterday (June 6) by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the random attack on the woman, 52, at Jackson Avenue station, New York at around 4.45pm on Sunday (June 5).

The man, seen donning a white tank top, baseball cap and red rucksack, grabs the female victim from behind with both hands before shoving her down onto the subway tracks.

The woman tumbles onto the ground before dropping over the platform edge.

Shocked passengers can be seen jumping from their seats on the platform. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesperson has since said that they helped her back onto the platform.

Fortunately, no subway trains were approaching Jackson Avenue station when the surprise attack happened.

Police have said that the woman is in a stable condition after suffering cuts to her head and arm and being taken to the nearby Lincoln Hospital.

The NYPD have now launched an appeal given that the suspect remains at large.

Anyone with information regarding the attack or possibly leading to the man's identification has been urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) – 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish speakers.

People can also submit anonymous tips at the CrimeStoppers website, or contact the NYPD on Twitter @NYPDTips.

This comes after a slew of crimes in New York's transit system, where today a bus driver was stabbed by a passenger.

Governor Kathy Hochul said: "We are looking at all ways we can to make people feel – and actually be – safer than they are right now, than they feel right now.

"We are looking at all options. I have these conversations with the leadership of the MTA to talk about, are we doing everything we humanly can in a smart way, in a way that will actually work, to protect New Yorkers on the subways?

"These are part of our ongoing conversations."

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