Here’s a safe subway for you, Eric! Horrifying footage shows a mugger knocking a woman down a flight of stairs at a New York train station, hitting her repeatedly on the head with a HAMMER, days after the mayor introduced crackdowns on traffic violence.
- The robber pushed the 57-year-old woman down the stairs and repeatedly hit her on the head with a hammer at the Queens Plaza metro station.
A robber pushed a 57-year-old woman down a flight of stairs and repeatedly hit her on the head with a hammer in a New York City subway station just days after Mayor Eric Adams vowed to crack down on violence in the public transit system.
A shocking video outside Queens Plaza station shows a mugger walking with a cane and approaching a woman, who has yet to be identified, as she carefully descends the stairs to the subway platform on Thursday evening.
The man starts kicking her in the back, trying to knock her down, but when the victim continues to fight and seems to be trying to slowly run away, he pulls out his hammer.
He continues to hit her in the head 13 times as she struggles, and the final blow knocks her down.
The suspect then grabs her purse and runs off. No one was arrested and his identity has not yet been established.
Officers found the woman lying on the ground with a fractured skull and lacerations to her head. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she is in critical condition.
The attack came a week after Adams announced his subway security plan and deployed 1,000 additional officers as well as teams of medical workers to crack down on rising subway crime.
The robber kicked the woman down the stairs at the Queens Plaza metro station, and then pulled out a hammer and attacked her.
He hit her on the head 13 times with a weapon and stole her purse.
Police are investigating the case and looking for the man they say attacked the woman Thursday night.
Adams said NYPD officers will be deployed on Lines A, E, 1, 2, N and R, with maintenance workers being part of End of Line teams, with officers making sure trains are cleared during their final stops.
Medical officers will be there to assist the mentally ill and refer them to city support services, while officers are tasked with enforcing laws against lying, sleeping, stretching, littering, drug use and violent behavior towards riders.