Bronx subway shove suspect made at least four stops after attack: cops
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The woman who cops believe shoved a fellow straphanger onto elevated subway tracks in the Bronx this week made at least four stops after the horrifying attack, a police official said Friday.
The suspect, wearing distinctive yellow pants and seen in a series of surveillance photos and videos — the most recent released by cops Thursday afternoon — pushed 54-year-old Rosa Galeas onto the elevated tracks at the 174th Street and Southern Boulevard station early Tuesday, cops said.
The victim made it back up onto the platform, with the help of a good Samaritan.
She was treated and released at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Meanwhile, her attacker was in the wind.
“We have this person from 174th street making at least four stops that we know of and I want these communities to be very aware of this person, maybe help us identify her,” NYPD Deputy Chief Miguel Iglesias said at an afternoon press conference.
She first went into a bodega at 173rd Street and Boston Road, Iglesias said.
“We also have the subject going into a bus — the Bx21 at 173rd St, getting off at 180 Street, at which point [she] is seen getting into the subway, the Number 2 train and taking it to the Grand Concourse,” he added.
Then she walked across the Third Avenue Bridge to East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem.
“That’s the last location we see her,” Iglesias said.
In addition to the yellow pants, the suspect also wore a blue jacket and carried a handbag wrapped around her shoulders, the police official said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said earlier this week that a “full court press” probe is underway into the random attack.
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