Subway Pushing Incident at East Broadway Station Result of Fist Fight

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

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As the city was in transit to whatever Oscars parties beckoned, an incident transpired at the East Broadway subway station that failed to garner any attention outside the neighborhood. Tweets and tips at around 6pm on Sunday evening led us to a story about a teen who was allegedly pushed to the tracks, but little else was known about what happened. Those aboard the trains assumed the worst after seeing the victim splayed on the platform.

But this morning we now have a more conclusive picture of what happened – fist fight on the platform. Basically, there was a collision between two youths (“yoots”?), one of whom became mad when the other didn’t say “excuse me.” We’re told this lack of manners escalated into a fist fight, whereupon the victim lost balance and plunged to the tracks. He sustained minor injuries to his leg and back of his head, and was NOT hit by an oncoming F train. A Good Sam helped him off the tracks.

The fisticuffs is yet another example of how this station is harbinger of criminal activity. It’s a deep tube with no station attendant or police, and little in the way of surveillance system.

Police are reportedly still looking for the perp.

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