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Woman's feet severed by train after boyfriend shoves her onto tracks in NYC: Cops

A woman had both of her feet amputated after her boyfriend pushed her onto the subway tracks and she was struck by a train in New York City, police sources said.

The horrific incident happened on Saturday morning at the Fulton Street station in Lower Manhattan, where the couple was arguing, according to the sources.

The 29-year-old woman was standing on the platform when her boyfriend, 32, allegedly shoved her onto the tracks as a northbound 2 train was approaching, the sources said.

The train operator saw the woman on the tracks and applied the emergency brakes, but it was too late to avoid hitting her, the sources said.

The woman suffered severe injuries to her lower extremities and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where doctors had to amputate both of her feet, the sources said.

The boyfriend was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment, the sources said.

He has a history of domestic violence and mental health issues, and was previously arrested for assaulting the same woman in January, the sources said.

The incident is the latest in a series of subway-related crimes and accidents that have raised concerns about the safety and security of the transit system.

In January, two trains collided and derailed near 96th Street station, injuring 24 people, after one of the trains was vandalized by a passenger who pulled the emergency brake cords.

In February, a man was fatally shot on a Brooklyn subway train by a gunman who fled the scene, and his widow is suing the MTA for leaking crime scene photos of his body.

The MTA has been struggling with a budget crisis and a decline in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has faced criticism for its handling of the subway system.

The agency has said it is working to improve the safety and reliability of the trains, and has deployed more police officers and mental health workers to the stations.

However, some advocates and riders have called for more funding and reforms to address the underlying issues of homelessness, poverty, and mental illness that contribute to the subway violence.


According to the latest news reports, the woman who lost both her feet after being pushed onto the subway tracks by her boyfriend is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. She has not been identified by the authorities, but witnesses said she was on her way to the spa when the incident happened. The boyfriend, who has a history of domestic violence and mental health issues, has been charged with attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment. He is currently in custody and awaiting trial.