Man Charged With Shoving 72-Year-Old onto Train Tracks: Police

The man was with his wife on a train platform at 145th and St. Nicholas Avenue when he tumbled onto the tracks Friday afternoon

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013  |  Updated 4:13 PM EDT
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Elderly Man Shoved Onto Train Tracks: Police

Rudralall Baldao, inset top right, was charged with attempted murder for allegedly pushing a man onto the subway tracks.

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Police say a homeless man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly pushing a 72-year-old man onto a subway platform in Manhattan Friday afternoon.

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Rudralall Baldao, 57, was also charged with assault for shoving the man onto the train platform at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue at around 4:30 p.m.

Police say straphangers at the station helped the man, who had been waiting for the A train with his wife, back up before a train came.

He remained hospitalized Saturday, having suffered a fractured skull and broken collarbone.

Information on a lawyer for Baldao was not immediately available.

 


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