In a horrifying incident that unfolded in Manhattan on Sunday, a woman was violently shoved into a moving subway car. This left her with severe spinal injuries and a slim chance of ever regaining mobility.
The event took place around 6:05 a.m. at the Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street station. As 35-year-old Emine Ozsoy walked on the downtown platform, an unidentified man came up from behind and pushed her into a departing E train. Ozsoy fell backward onto the platform, suffering significant spinal damage and head wounds.
Nadim Ozsoy, a relative of the victim, shared that she had undergone two extensive surgeries following the assault. Medical professionals have given her a mere 10% chance of walking again. Following the attack, Ozsoy was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center, initially listed in stable condition but subsequently moved to critical status due to the severity of her injuries.
The suspect fled from the scene and headed towards the Second Avenue exit. As of Monday afternoon, he remained at large. The police have described him as a man aged between 30 to 40 years old, standing around 5 feet 7 inches tall. Surveillance images released by the police depict the alleged attacker in a black shirt with a white rim, blue jeans, and white sneakers, holding what appears to be a coffee cup while standing on the platform.
The motive for the attack remains uncertain. It’s unclear if the victim and the attacker exchanged any words or if she saw him before the push.