Man shoves woman onto subway tracks; search for culprit

Man shoves woman onto subway tracks; search for culprit

Man shoves woman onto subway tracks; search for culprit

Police are now chasing a suspect for pushing a female straphanger onto the tracks at the 2nd Avenue F subway station last night.

Shrestha, who is 49 years old, says she was standing on the platform in the East Village around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night when the man - who was described as being in his 20s - approached her, WNBC reported.

The Daily News spoke with Shrestha at the hospital.

Police have asked for help identifying the man who shoved Shrestha onto the tracks.

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'He said something I don't understand, he said "Do you want to die with me?" or something. Shrestha was taken to the hospital and received 16 stitches. I didn't understand what it was'. "Luckily there were some Good Samaritans that jumped onto the tracks and helped her up". She fell onto the tracks and several bystanders rushed to get her away; thankfully, no train was approaching at the time.

Investigators describe the suspect as a black man with a slim build who was last seen wearing a black shirt and baggy, dark trousers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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