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Woman killed in NYC subway station

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A woman was killed at a New York city subway station when she was shoved in front of an oncoming train by another woman. From http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/woma ... t-arrested:
Woman dies after being shoved in front of oncoming subway in NYC, suspect arrested
Police say suspect may be linked to another subway death
Posted: 1:51 PM, November 08, 2016
Updated: 1:56 PM, November 08, 2016

NBC - A woman died after being shoved in front of an oncoming subway in the heart of Times Square Monday, and a woman arrested in the deadly shove may be linked to another subway death, police sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.

Police and firefighters swarmed the Times Square station at 42nd Street shortly after 1 p.m. after getting a report of a person pushed in front of a train. The 49-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, 30-year-old Melanie Liverpool of Queens, was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with second-degree murder, police said.

It wasn't clear if the suspect and the victim knew each other, nor was it known if they had some type of dispute prior to the alleged shove.


Law enforcement officials say Liverpool previously claimed to police she had shoved another person in front of an oncoming train at Union Square station on Oct. 19.

At the time, police did not find her claim credible; two different witnesses told investigators the victim had jumped in front of the train and treated the death as a suicide, officials said.

Now the NYPD is reexamining the subway death, law enforcement officials said.

Liverpool has a history of mental illness, police say.

Subway deaths from pushes are not common, but there have been a few in the past few years. In 2014, Kevin Darden, 34, was charged with killing a 61-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong, Wai Kuen Kwok, by shoving him into the path of a subway train in the Bronx.


A fatal subway push in 1999 led to a state law, known as Kendra's Law, that allows supervision of certain patients outside of institutions to make sure they're taking medications and don't present a public safety threat. It came after the death of Kendra Webdale, who was pushed to her death by a former mental patient.
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