Wagswoofs – Prosecutors charged a man on Wednesday for allegedly shoving an 85-year-old man onto the subway tracks in Midtown.
According to court documents, Brittan Jones, 30, argued with the victim who had been sleeping on the bench on the southbound platform of Rockefeller Center on November 15.
When Jones, from York, Pennsylvania, pushed the victim onto the train tracks and then ran away, the fight got worse.
The FDNY, MTA, and NYPD responded to a 911 call and successfully rescued the victim from the subway track.
They took him to Mount Sinai West for his injuries, which included a fracture to his hip.
“New Yorkers deserve to ride public transportation without fearing for their safety, and we will hold accountable those who endanger others in our subway stations,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. said. “I wish the victim a speedy recovery, and thank the members of the NYPD, MTA, and FDNY who jumped into action to help him.”
Jones faces charges for attempting assault and committing assault in the second degree.