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Woman is held in NYC subway shoving death

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:34 p.m. HST, Dec 29, 2012

NEW YORK » A woman is in custody in the death of a man who was shoved in front of a speeding subway train, and she "made statements implicating herself," New York City police said today.

Detectives questioned her but aren't releasing the 31-year-old suspect's name until she is formally charged, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a brief statement. Among other things, investigators were arranging for witnesses to positively identify the woman in custody as the attacker, police said.

Sunando Sen, a 46-year-old Queens resident who was born in India and ran a printing shop, died Thursday night when a woman who had been muttering to herself on a train platform in Queens suddenly knocked him on the tracks as a train entered the station.

The woman fled after the attack. Police released security camera video showing her running from the station.

The attack was the second time this month that someone was pushed to their death in a New York City subway station. A homeless man was arrested in early December and accused of shoving a man in front of a train in Times Square. He is awaiting trial, and claimed he acted in self-defense.

Further details on how police managed to identify the suspect in Sen's death were not immediately available.

Investigators had been following up on tips from people who had seen the security video and were checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units in an attempt to identify the woman.

It was unclear whether she had any connection to Sen. Witnesses told police the two hadn't interacted on the platform as they both waited for the train.

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false wrote:
Sounds like people looking for a way to have free housing and meals. There should be some kind of hard labor attached to these crimes.
on December 29,2012 | 08:14AM
copperwire9 wrote:
There should be some cure for stupidity, false. But here we are.
on December 29,2012 | 08:54AM
cojef wrote:
It's not stupidity, it's calculated methodology to get video-taped to maximize getting caught so that one will get arrested, tried and put away for life at taxpayer expense. Beats getting a job and having to join the rat race tomsurvive.
on December 29,2012 | 10:22AM
waikane_honolulu wrote:
For the two above comments: How are you certain there's now a mental illness involved?
on December 29,2012 | 10:17AM
8082062424 wrote:
She just hated Muslims since Sept. 11. her reason was dislike and hate for what happen in new york
on December 29,2012 | 04:40PM
Changalang wrote:
That is the second incident in recent times that a crazy person has used a train to kill innocents in NYC. I think Bloomberg has to consider stern legislation to at least ban assault trains.
on December 29,2012 | 05:51PM
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