Woman Pushed In Front Of Subway Train, Survives

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say a man accused of pushing a woman into a New York City subway train told bystanders he couldn't explain his behavior. The woman was hit but survived.

Jose Rojas is being held without bail after his arraignment Thursday on attempted murder and assault charges. He didn't enter a plea, and his lawyer didn't immediately return a telephone call Friday.

Victim Ute Linhart was hospitalized with broken ribs and other injuries Wednesday after being pushed into the side of the train as it pulled into a Manhattan station.

Authorities say the 25-year-old Rojas shoved her from behind. The documents say bystanders stopped him from running away, and he told them: "I don't know why I pushed her."

Linhart tells the New York Post she'll never take a subway again.


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  • by Eyewitness Location: NY on Aug 14, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    I was there.I saw it.It was totally random.It's NYC and everything there is random. I live here and after witnessing this horrible incident, I will never take the subways again. The "pusher" was drunk. No racism involved. Instead focus your energies on opposing the mosque at the site of 9/11. Thanks for caring out in Colorado.
  • by Amused Location: 80916 on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    Obviously this guy does have some issues. He will most likely claim temporary insanity and get off with a slap on the wrist. He should be charged and held accountable regardless. As for those bringing up immigration, what does that have anything to do with some idiot pushing a female he does not know infront of a moving train? Please, enlighten me. Dont be stupid with your reasonings also.
  • by mike Location: cs on Aug 13, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Bill: thinking outside the box, or racist?
  • by bill Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 13, 2010 at 01:45 PM
    Mike-Kirk has a valid point. It's called "Thinking outside the box."
  • by mike Location: cs on Aug 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    Kirk: where did anyone bring in immigration issues into this besides yourself. Keep your personal spam to yourself and comment on the story at hand. when its' about immigration then talk about that. For all you know his family has been in the states far longer then your own, making assumptions like that only proves the old saying associated with assume. Stay on topic. With that, this guy has some serious issues if he is willing to push another person into harms way. I'm just greatful to hear the lady survived, and hopes go out for her fast recovery.
  • by Also Crazy on Aug 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    I completely agree with Kirk's very clever thinking. It is clear that those gosh darn liberals will all think pushing her in front of a subway train was a political statement against Arizona's immigration law. (snicker, snicker).
  • by Kirk Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Of course the libs will say that he was perfectly within his rights to shove the woman into the path of the train, as a protest to Arizona's new immigration law! If you doubt me, then you need to pay attention to what the libs will excuse for criminal behavior!
  • by Oh Yea on Aug 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    Maybe he was fed up with her bullsh@t and he was the victim.
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