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“I was pushed by the subway that was running”… Asian woman pushed by black people in New York City

picture explanationMarshall Simon, 61, a suspect in the New York subway station murder case on the 15th, is taken away by the police after running away. He sticks his tongue out to reporters. [사진 출처 = 뉴욕포스트]

An Asian woman was pushed to death at a subway station in Times Square, New York, USA.

According to local media such as the New York Post on the 15th (local time), a black man pushed an Asian woman waiting for a tram at a subway station between Times Square and 42nd Street, the busiest street in Manhattan, around 9:40 a.m. that day, according to local media such as the New York Post.

The woman who fell into the tram was killed at the scene. The nationality or origin of the victim was not confirmed. He is said to be 40 years old.

According to NYPD deputy chief Jason Wilcox, the suspect initially approached a non-Asian woman.

“The woman noticed that he was trying to push her into the train and left the room,” said Deputy Chief Jason Wilcox.

The suspect was identified as a black man named Marshall Simon, 61. Simon fled the scene immediately after the crime, but was soon caught by the police.

According to police, he had been arrested at least three times since 1998 and was most recently released from prison in August last year after serving two years in prison for a robbery. Simon, from Haiti, is said to have had no affiliation with the victim.

Police said of Simon “It’s bullshit and it’s not normal.” Simon’s sister also said, “My brother has a history of mental illness, so he took drugs for over 20 years and was admitted to a mental hospital in New York.”

Simon, who was wearing a black hooded jacket, after being arrested and taken away, made fun of him by sticking his tongue out at reporters and the police.

The incident has left New Yorkers and Asian Americans in shock. In July of last year, on the New York City subway, an Asian woman who was attacked by a black man fell into a coma and died.

Immediately after the incident, a Chinese-American group in New York issued a statement condemning hate crimes in Asia, calling for “another horrific incident to occur. We must make safe streets and subways for all citizens, including Asian women.”

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