Manhattan Subway Shoving Suspect Held on $50,000 Bail After Admitting to Pushing 85-Year-Old Man onto Train TracksNovember 17, 2023
The suspect of pushing an 85-year-old subway rider onto the tracks at Manhattan station was held on $50,000 bail after admitting the crime, prosecutors said. Brittan Jones, 30, confessed to shoving the old man and was charged with assault and reckless endangerment. The attacked man suffered a leg injury, and fortunately, no trains were entering the station at the time. Jones got into an argument with the older man who was sleeping on a bench on the downtown B and D train platform and pushed him to the tracks and ran off. The defendant demonstrates a flight risk as his address is listed as Pennsylvania, the assistant Manhattan DA Harriet Jiranek said. There were 491 felony assaults in the subway system between Jan. 1 and Nov. 5, according to the NYPD, marking an increase from the 470 felony assaults reported in all of 2022.