Disturbing new video shows a subway shover charge a 32-year-old man from across a Brooklyn platform to knock him onto the tracks in an unprovoked attack.
The attack happened around 2:40 p.m. Friday on the northbound L-train tracks at the Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue subway station, cops said.
Police released footage of the assailant on Saturday, showing him standing on one side of the platform with his arms folded and back to the tracks as he spots his target on the other side of the platform near another set of tracks.
The pusher looks both ways as if checking that the coast is clear – then sprints and takes a tackle position, leading with his shoulder and hands to knock the victim off his feet.
The unsuspecting victim falls to the ground, and tumbles onto the tracks leaving only his sunglasses on the crowded platform. The attacker then runs back to the spot where he began, picks up his backpack, and runs out through the turnstiles.
The victim was wounded but wasn’t hit by a train, cops said. A transit worker who spoke with the victim told The Post on Friday that the man had hurt his shoulder.
“He was just in shock that it happened to him,” the worker said.
“It’s not like he had a confrontation with the person or they were arguing or anything. It was just a random shove. He just got shoved into the tracks — that’s what he said. This guy pushed him into the tracks.”
Police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the attacker, who is seen wearing glasses, a yellow hoodie and a black jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-8477 or submit a tip online.
The attack is the latest troubling incident as violence soars in the Big Apple’s transit system. Last week in the Bronx, a 26-year-old man was shoved onto the 6 train tracks at the East 149th Street station in the Bronx. Miguel Ramirez, 35, is now facing attempted murder and other charges in that attack.
A 48-year-old construction worker fell onto the tracks at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue in Queens during a fight over a dropped cellphone and was hit by an F train.