NYC subway 'hate crime'

A woman suspected of shoving a man to his death in front of an oncoming New York subway train was arrested and charged with "second-degree murder as a hate crime" in the second such fatality this month.

Subway crime is 'every commuter's worst nightmare'

The district attorney for the New York borough of Queens has said that Erika Menendez stands accused of committing what is "every subway commuter's worst nightmare".

Richard Brown said in a statement:

The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter's worst nightmare - being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train.

Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant's actions can never be tolerated in a civilized society.

– Richard Brown

Woman accused of hate crime murder in New York subway

A woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a New York City subway train has been charged with murder and hate crime, prosecutors say.

The district attorney for the borough of Queens said the suspect, Erika Menendez, 31, who was seen muttering to herself before the attack, had admitted to investigators that she pushed the victim, Sunando Sen, 46, on Thursday because "I hate Hindus and Muslims."

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