Man Pushed to His Death Under Train in Queens

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
Jul 24, 2005
22,541
13,853
608
Idaho
#1
Man Pushed to His Death Under Train in Queens

By WENDY RUDERMAN and RAVI SOMAIYA

Published: December 27, 2012

A young woman pushed a man to his death under an oncoming train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street subway station in Sunnyside, Queens, on Thursday evening, law enforcement authorities said.
Connect with NYTMetro


Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation.
The woman got up from her seat, walked behind the man along the platform, mumbling to herself, witnesses told the police, before shoving him into the path of a Flushing-bound No. 7 train just after 8 p.m. Witnesses said the victim did not appear to notice her.
The man, whom the police have not yet identified, was pushed with little time to avoid the hurtling train, or for others to come to his aid, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. His body remained under the second car of the 11-car train, which officers from the Emergency Services Unit planned to lift using specialized inflatable bags to recover his remains.
“We haven’t determined whether it was random or if there was some connection yet,” Mr. Browne said, “but there was nothing from what the witnesses could see to indicate that they knew each other and he did not, according to the witnesses, appear to realize that she was approaching.”
The woman, whom the police described as Hispanic, in her early 20s and heavyset, fled on Queens Boulevard and was being sought.
Outside the elevated station on Thursday night, multiple police vehicles gathered, and local residents braved frigid conditions to huddle on corners and discuss the act of violence in their midst. Three police trucks sat lined up along the tracks, lights flashing against the backdrop of a string of white Christmas lights.
Investigators were unable to immediately determine much about the victim from his body beyond his gender, Mr. Browne said. He was not carrying identification.
Giovanni Briones, 44, the owner of the Oasis Restaurant on 40th Street and Queens Boulevard, said the police were able to obtain clear images of the suspect from his 24-hour cameras pointed toward the subway stairs.
“She jumps from the stairs and she just runs,” he said, describing the video he provided to detectives. He said he did not recognize the woman.
“I’m sure they are going to get her,” he said. “There are a lot of sick people out there — mentally ill. It’s very sad,” he said. Residents in the area were still shaken, he added, by an earlier episode in the summer in which a man killed his wife and jumped from the tracks at the same subway stop.
In the restaurant, another woman anxiously described her husband, who she had not heard from, for a police officer. She was overjoyed when he called a few minutes later.
Mr. Briones said one of his regular customers was on the train. She told him later that “she felt a bump as the train ran over the man,” he said.
The No. 7 line was shut down between Court Square and 61 Street-Woodside Avenue, Deirdre Parker, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, said late Thursday, and would reopen only when the police had concluded their investigation there.
It is the second time this month that a man has been killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks. Ki-Suck Han, 58, of Elmhurst, Queens, died under the Q train at the 49th Street and Seventh Avenue station in early December. Naeem Davis, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case. A lawyer for Mr. Davis said that his client had been trying to push Mr. Han away after an altercation.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/n...to-his-death-under-train-in-queens.html?_r=1&
 

Gorilla Pimp

Popped a molly i'm sweatin, WOO
Nov 2, 2009
3,269
640
173
Mobile, AL
#2
She must have been playing some seriously fucked up video games.
 

mills

I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness
Jan 30, 2005
13,850
640
628
Flea Bottom
#5
Wrong thread. The Ki Suck guy was the one they talked about a bunch on the show. The article was just referencing it.
 

mills

I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness
Jan 30, 2005
13,850
640
628
Flea Bottom
#8
Maybe they should ban Ki Moon or somethinnn
 

Josh_R

Registered User
Jan 29, 2005
5,847
458
578
Akron, Ohio
#9
They could install gates or rails at the edges of platforms without infringing on anyone's Constitutional rights and it would probably save lives, but it's more important to make it next to impossible to own a gun...

Seriously, how do they not have magnetic gates that only open once the train has stopped? They have those magnetic door locks at schools and hospitals, where you have to push a button to open the door. It couldn't be that difficult to install a similar system with a pressure switch or photo eye that detects a stopped train and releases the gates.
 
May 24, 2004
3,253
522
678
Queens, NY
#10
You could also just stand away from the platform and avoid provoking any dark folks (or fat latinas) that look like they're strong enough to push you onto the tracks.

edit- or stand where the front of the train is so that if someone does push you in, the train is almost completely stopped already.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Apr 22, 2002
79,639
27,842
898
Seattle
#11
I guess it's better than being pushed to death under a queen in a train.


Ah-boooo
 

Guilty Spark

It's freeing and refreshing
May 4, 2005
6,403
2,212
608
Long Island NY
#13
They could install gates or rails at the edges of platforms without infringing on anyone's Constitutional rights and it would probably save lives, but it's more important to make it next to impossible to own a gun...

Seriously, how do they not have magnetic gates that only open once the train has stopped? They have those magnetic door locks at schools and hospitals, where you have to push a button to open the door. It couldn't be that difficult to install a similar system with a pressure switch or photo eye that detects a stopped train and releases the gates.

There are nearly 500 subway stations in NYC. The MTA raises fares every other year because their gross incompetence causes a deficit. You think they could get THAT done?
 

whiskeyguy

PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.
Donator
Jan 12, 2010
36,711
22,328
398
Northern California
#14
They could install gates or rails at the edges of platforms without infringing on anyone's Constitutional rights and it would probably save lives, but it's more important to make it next to impossible to own a gun...

Seriously, how do they not have magnetic gates that only open once the train has stopped? They have those magnetic door locks at schools and hospitals, where you have to push a button to open the door. It couldn't be that difficult to install a similar system with a pressure switch or photo eye that detects a stopped train and releases the gates.
Do you know how many great movie foot chases we'd be robbed of if they did that?
 
May 24, 2004
3,253
522
678
Queens, NY
#17
The story just gets funnier:
Woman Accused of Hate-Crime Murder in Subway Push
By MARC SANTORA
Published: December 29, 2012

A 31-year-old woman was being held by the police on Saturday, authorities said, in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.

The woman, Erika Menendez of the Bronx, has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, said.

“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare,” Mr. Brown said in an interview. “Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train.”

Mr. Brown said that the woman was motivated by hatred, telling the police, that she “pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.

Ms. Menendez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths both in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said.

The victim, Sunando Sen, was born in India and, according to a roommate, was raised Hindu.

Mr. Sen “was allegedly shoved from behind and had no chance to defend himself,” Mr. Brown said. “Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant’s actions should never be tolerated by a civilized society.”

Mr. Brown said that he had no information on the defendant’s criminal or mental history.

“It will be up to the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial,” he said.

Patrol officers picked up Ms. Menendez early Saturday after someone who had seen the video on television spotted her on a Brooklyn street and called 911, said Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the Police Department. She was taken to Queens and later placed in lineups, according to detectives.

William K. Rashbaum and Wendy Ruderman contributed reporting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/n...hed-onto-subway-tracks-in-queens.html?hp&_r=0
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
Jul 24, 2005
22,541
13,853
608
Idaho
#18
She forgot those fucking Sikhs.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
Oct 22, 2004
35,857
12,350
763
Ill Repute
#19
Just drown her in the East River already.
 
Dec 8, 2004
49,845
21,450
763
Maine
#20
The "woman" in question...

7 train psycho laughs maniacally as she's charged with pushing Indian immigrant to his death in front of a Queens train



Erika Menendez is taken from the 112th Pct. in Queens on Saturday after her arrest on murder charges. Menendez is accused of shoving Sunando Sen in front of an oncoming No. 7 train to his death earlier this week.

A deranged woman who told cops she detests Muslims broke into a maniacal fit of laughter as she was charged with a hate crime Saturday, three days after she allegedly shoved an Indian immigrant to his death in front of a Queens train.

Erika Menendez, 31, confessed to the savage act after she was nabbed on a Brooklyn street about 5 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims — ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers, I’ve been beating them up,” cops said Menendez told detectives..”

RELATED: MTA CONSIDERS INSTALLING SLIDING DOORS ON SUBWAY PLATFORMS

RELATED: SUBWAY SHOVE VICTIM WAS CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM

At her arraignment late Saturday night, Menendez started cackling as prosecutors read aloud her bizarre and contradictory statements to detectives:

“I spent time in Times Square. You will find me on the video. I wasn’t in Queens,” she said. But at another point, she claimed “I pushed a Muslim on the tracks.”.





Robert Mecea for New York Daily News


Suspect in fatal subway push Erika Menendez reacts as she's led from the 112 Pct. after being picked up by police in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.


DCPI


A police sketch of the woman suspected of pushing a man onto the subway tracks at the 40th Street/Lowery station in Sunnyside, Queens.

Menendez’s laughter accompanying the recitation of her statements infuriated the judge.

“Tell your client this is not funny,” Queens Criminal Court Judge Gia Morris thundered, speaking to defense lawyer Dietrich Epperson. “This is not appropriate.”

Menendez was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the gruesome death of Sunando Sen, 46, who was raised a Hindu.

Before she was ordered held without bail, prosecutors revealed Menendez has expressed no remorse — and even bragged about smoking pot and having sex with her “man in Brooklyn” after the murderous deed.

The demented drifter will undergo a psychiatric exam to determine whether she is mentally competent..



Courtesy Sen Family


Sunando Sen, 46, was pushed off the No. 7 train platform at 40th St./Lowery stop in Sunnyside to his death on Wednesday night.

Cops say Menendez, without warning, pushed Sen in front of an oncoming No. 7 train at the 40th St./Lowery stop in Sunnyside about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The deranged drifter - who witnesses said was mumbling to herself but never said a word to Sen before the fatal shove - ran downstairs from the elevated tracks after the attack.

A flood of tips came in, including one from the suspect's brother, after police released a grainy video showing a woman in a puffy jacket sprinting from the station.


Danny Iudici for New York Daily News

Medical examiners remove the body of Sunando Sen after he was pushed to his death in front of an oncoming No. 7 train at the 40th St./Lowery St. station in Sunnyside, Queens.

The pudgy Menendez was captured near Bedford Ave. and Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights after she was spotted by an eagle-eyed passer-by, who recognized her from the video and called 911. Wearing the same jacket, Menendez appeared disoriented and was asking for directions to the subway, sources said.

She was hauled off to the 112th Precinct stationhouse in Forest Hills. A witness who had been sitting next to her on the subway platform picked her out of a line-up, cops said..



Surveillance video of a woman who is believed to have pushed the victim as the train entered the station.

Three other witnesses identified Menendez in the video, said Prosecutor Michelle Kaszuba, who acknowledged there was only one positive identification from four line-ups.

A wild-eyed Menendez seemed startled as she was led out of the stationhouse in handcuffs, en route to her arraignment, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Whoa,” Menendez shouted as she was led past a horde of photographers, refusing to answer reporters’ questions.

In Rego Park, a doorman at the building where Menendez’s mother and stepfather live said she visited regularly.

“I know her. ... You could tell that something was not right, like she needed medication or something,” said the doorman, who didn't want to give his name. “It’s just very sad what happened.”

Angel Luis Santiago, who worked in the building as a doorman for 40 years, said Menendez spent time in rehab and hospitals.

“When she didn't take her medication, she got wacko,” said Santiago on Saturday.
Another building resident said she never thought Menendez was capable of killing anyone.

“I didn't see any anger in her, or any violent tendencies,” said Janet Heene.

Sen's roommate, Ar Suman, said he’s glad police made an arrest.

“This is good news,” said the 33-year-old Suman. “They need to keep her locked up. After that, it’s for God to decide.”5.
Link