Recently, a homeless man was charged after allegedly pushing an elderly man onto subway tracks in Manhattan.
There are some crimes that are just plain senseless. Recently a homeless man was charged after allegedly pushing an elderly man onto subway tracks in Manhattan.
The 72-year-old victim had reportedly been innocently standing with his wife waiting for the A train when he was attacked by 57-year-old Rudralall Baldao. Thankfully the elderly man survived and narrowly missed being struck by a train, as several commuters jumped down onto the platform to save and pull him up after the shoving.
The police were immediately called to the scene and the victim’s wife was the one who pointed out Baldao and named him as the assailant. The unidentified elderly man encountered a broken collarbone and a fractured skull as a result of the attack.
He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is currently listed in serious condition. While a motive has not yet been found, law enforcement claimed Baldao may have been intoxicated while he approached the man from behind and pushed him.
Baldao was charged with felony assault and attempted murder. Police are asking witnesses to the incident or anyone with additional information to contact crime stoppers.