A 24-year-old Indian-origin homeless man has been arrested and booked on suspicion of tried homicide after he pushed a lady onto subway tracks simply as a practice was coming into the station. Aditya Vemulapati was arrested and booked on suspicion of tried homicide, reckless endangerment, tried assault within the first diploma and assault within the second diploma, in accordance with a prison criticism filed by Manhattan prosecutors.
A report in NBC Information stated a decide ordered Vemulapati held till his December four court docket date. Video footage from the station confirmed Vemulapati at a subway station in Union Sq. right here pushing Liliana Llanos simply because the incoming practice pulled into the station. Llanos miraculously escaped and sustained solely minor accidents. She fell in between two practice tracks and narrowly missed the practice’s influence because it handed over early morning Thursday.
Vemulapati was taken into custody on the scene, police stated. The report stated Llanos had headphones on and was listening to Bible passages. Witnesses say she was ready for the practice when Vemulapati approached her, showing to speak to himself. From the footage it appeared that he had timed the shove simply as an incoming practice was approaching the station and pushed her with out saying a phrase, the report added.
”It’s very disturbing. We see him ready, calculating for the practice to strategy the station and on the opportune second he pushed the sufferer onto the tracks,” Kathleen O’Reilly, NYPD Chief of Transit Capt., stated. ”She fell happily for her between the roll mattress and rails, and by the grace of God sustained solely minor accidents,” O’Reilly stated.
After shoving the lady, Vemulapati noticed the police approaching and laid down on the platform. Police are saying Vemulapati is emotionally disturbed. Llanos, who was taken to a hospital, sustained minor cuts to her head and physique. Her husband was grateful she was capable of return to their Sundown Park condominium, saying she ”bought a brand new life right now.” The NBC report added that the incident marked the second subway push arrest made on Thursday. One other man was taken into custody after police stated he pushed a UPS employee onto the tracks on the 42nd Road-Bryant Park Station on Wednesday night time. Police stated Justin Pena attacked the sufferer after the person refused to present him cash.
The incident led the president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to attract consideration to the psychological well being issues within the metropolis that carry over to subway platforms. ”It’s gotta be addressed, and I’m determined for this mayor or the subsequent to take it on,” MTA President Sarah Feinberg stated. ”This metropolis has a psychological well being disaster, now we have bought of us on this metropolis who desperately want psychological well being care,” Feinberg stated.