As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The woman was able to save herself by clinging to a pillar, and the man ran away. When the victim reached the 14th Street-Union Square station, she found a police officer and gave a description of the assailant. Police in Brooklyn were notified, and arrested 46 year old David French at Court and Joralemon streets. French is described as “emotionally disturbed” and has a record of arrests, including one for slapping another subway rider in 1994.
Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station
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