Calls for MTA to test platform barriers after rash of subway pushing incidents


The Manhattan borough president and other local lawmakers are calling on the MTA to begin a pilot program testing platform barriers at subway stations.

The goal is to target stations where there have been high levels of platform-related incidents.

It comes as we see new video of the suspect police say shoved a 62-year-old man on the tracks at the Fulton Street station on Sunday morning.

The victim was able to hide under the platform, but was still hit by part of the train and suffered a cut to his leg.

In Brooklyn, police are searching for the suspect behind a violent attack in a subway station.

He's accused of attacking a 48-year-old man on January 12 at 8:30 p.m. at the Kings Highway station.

The victim suffered a fractured shoulder, wrist, and elbow, along with a concussion.

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Space CowboySpace Cowboy

yeah waste more money, you know what the real problem is deal with it, get these people of the train, and into a hospital. where are the social worker's and mental health care workers who are supposed the be helping?

Luz M Gallardo

the best is put more cops on the station and inside the train and put peoples in the mental hospital is so many peoples in the train with mental health issues and city dont do anything

Raymond Szumski

I got a better idea,why don't we just use a harness,you could attach to a beam while waiting for train ? this snide remark was aimed at the M.T.A. not passengers .


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