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Woman Dies After Being Pushed in Front of 1 Train at Times Square: NYPD

(DNAINFO) Kathleen Culliton Dusica Malesevic and Murray Weiss | November 7, 2016 — A woman is in custody after fatally pushing someone in front of a southbound 1 train, police said.

A 49-year-old woman died after she was pushed in front of an oncoming 1 train at the 42nd Street-Times Square station Monday afternoon in what appeared to be an unprovoked assault, authorities and sources said.

Police arrested Melanie Liverpool-Turner, 30, after she shoved the victim in front of a southbound 1 train at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue around 1:20 p.m. when horrified passersby alerted police that she was calmly trying to walk out of the station, officials and sources said.

“A passerby followed a suspect up the stairs and pointed her out to a cop, which is what we ask people to do — when you see something, say something,” a police official said.

The victim, who lives in Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene. Liverpool-Turner was charged with second-degree murder, police said.

Sources said Liverpool-Turner, who has a history of mental illness, has been linked to another recent subway death on Oct. 19 when a German tourist was struck and killed by an L train in an apparent suicide at Union Square.

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