Subway Slaughter Continues
Han died, of course. And now there has been another subway fatality.
On Thursday, a woman who was seen pacing a subway platform and mumbling to herself suddenly pushed 46-year-old Sunando Sen onto the tracks in front of an 11-car train as it entered the station.
Sen was pinned underneath the second car, but was likely dead before the train came to a complete stop.
New York police said on Saturday that the woman wanted in connection with this heinous crime had been apprehended and is currently in custody. Chief spokesman Paul Browne described the woman as being in her thirties and said she made statements that implicated herself in Sen’s death.
This makes twice in one month that someone has been pushed from a New York subway platform into an oncoming train. Since two times is all it takes to establish a pattern, and since we all know something like this is likely to happen again, I have two important pieces of advice for our friends in The Big Apple:
Find another way to travel, people. And if you must use the subway, please consider standing against the wall to wait for your train. At least that way you’ll have a fighting chance.
Posted on December 30, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, crime, current-events, murder, new york, New York City Subway, news, perspectives, Rapid transit, tragedy, transportation. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.