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Suspect who pushed Chinese woman onto subway track charged with two felonies, but not hate crime

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Suspect who pushed Chinese woman onto subway track charged with two felonies, but not hate crime

suspected to beManhattanMetro stationThe suspect who pushed the Chinese woman off the stage, Samuel Junker, appeared in court on the 18th and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, but the charges did not includehate crime,

Jungk lived in a homeless shelter before the incident. At about 11 pm on August 29 this year, he began to follow the victim, Xu Yanan, who was returning home from work, outside the Chambers Street subway station (Chambers St.) near Chinatown in Manhattan. After Xu Yanan reached the platform, Ronk suddenly got a strong push on her waist from behind, due to which she dodged and fell on the platform. Fortunately, she did not come in contact with the electrified third rail. Although he managed to escape in time with the help of well-wishers, Xu Yanan’s left leg was broken and he suffered severe mental trauma. Jungak was arrested two days after his escape.

Prosecutors said Jungk’s actions were not random but premeditated. During subpoena, Ronk admitted that his “sole purpose in entering the subway station was to push the victim off the tracks and then run away.”

On 18 September Ronke appeared in court for the first time since his arrest. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dylan Los Huertos announced the indictment of Junker on one count of attempted assault in the first degree and one count of assault in the second degree. The charges are Class C felonies and Class D felonies, respectively. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg said such attacks would horrify citizens and that prosecutors would hold accountable anyone who commits violent acts on the subway.

Prosecutors previously revealed that investigators were studying evidence to determine whether more serious charges, including hate crimes, were possible against Junk. However, prosecutors ultimately did not charge him with a hate crime.

According to police records, Ronk was arrested twice this summer for criminal mischief and trespassing. He has been arrested several times before in Georgia, including on charges of vandalism and exposing sexual organs.

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