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Naked subway shover dies in melee on NYC tracks: cops

A naked maniac shoved a man off of a Harlem subway platform Saturday, but then also jumped down and zapped himself to death on the third rail during a crazed, on-the-tracks scuffle with a good Samaritan, police said…

“It happens more than you think,” a station employee who was manning a payment booth at the time told The Post.

“I mean, you live in New York? You know what it’s like on the subway these days.”…

At least four people have been shoved onto the tracks since November; miraculously, all survived.

They include a 32-year-old man shoved at Times Square-42nd Street in January by an attacker who then fled, and a station attendant shoved at the Nassau Avenue station in Brooklyn on Christmas eve.

Two shovings in November, one at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station and one in Union Square, were by homeless attackers, both of whom were apprehended, police have said.

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  • Casey Klahn January 18, 2021, 3:18 PM

    Still waiting for Ernie Borgnine, Snake Pliskin, Harry Dean Stanton and Adrein Barbeau to come tearing in and mess up everything. Escape from New York! You had no idea it was actually a prophetic movie.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr January 18, 2021, 4:35 PM

    I’ve read that there are approximately 100 people each year who fall or are pushed onto the tracks. Most of those incidents never make the local news, let alone the national news.

  • Willyruffian January 18, 2021, 5:46 PM

    Ah,the homeless. What would we do without them? Who else would hit women on the head with bricks or push people onto the tracks. The homeless, doing the jobs others won’t.

  • Geo January 18, 2021, 5:56 PM

    Having grown up on the other side of town on the east side in yorkville. I use to ride the IRT regularly as a young grammer school kid.

    Later as a teenager I use to travel daily from the Bronx down to my junior high school, Wagner Jr High on 76th street. Only once did I ever have a problem.

    Things really have changed and not for the better.

  • John the River January 18, 2021, 6:00 PM

    I understand that NYC doesn’t prosecute fare evasion any more. If they did, since I doubt the ‘homeless’ would pay the fare to enter the subway, it might cut down on the number of these horrific attacks.
    But this isn’t Frank Reagans New York City. The real Masters of the City, don’t give a shot.

  • gwbnyc January 18, 2021, 11:09 PM

    the fare evasion deal was the end.

    you don’t even hear sirens as we used to.

    when I see even the beginning of a sidewalk shitshow on our stretch of the block I just drag the crap into the street- a crime against humanity, I’m sure.

  • Anonymous January 18, 2021, 11:35 PM

    1. Look for homelessness as a problem issue to vanish now that the Demonrats are in charge.
    2. 100% guaranteed the death certificate records cause of death as BatFlu 1984.

  • EX-Californian Pete January 19, 2021, 9:10 AM

    Well, NY sucks in SO many ways!

    The murder and violence rates went WAY up (again) recently, and NY is extremely ANTI-gun- for law-abiding citizens. Violent criminals there always seem to have LOTS of guns.

    Sooooo, what should be done to protect the innocent citizens from shootings and stabbings?

    I wonder if fire extinguishers and “Life Alert” devices will be next?