Homeless man charged with NYC subway push tells victim ‘I’m going to kill you’
A homeless man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly pushing a stranger onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station after shouting “I’m going to kill you,” police said.
Cory Walcott, 44, is accused of assaulting a 66-year-old man around 3:00 p.m. Saturday while the victim was waiting for the 2 train at the President Street station in Crown Heights, according to police.
“Before he was pushed, our victim claims the perpetrator walked up to him and said, ‘I’m going to kill you,'” NYPD Detective Chief James Essig said at an unrelated press conference.
“He starts to run away. The criminal chases him and pushes him onto the tracks.”
According to Essig, traffic detectives were able to identify the suspect as Walcott and arrested him in Manhattan at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue. The charges against him were pending.
According to Essig, the victim experienced “severe pain in the body, wrists and knees.”
Walcott has had 19 previous arrests, including multiple charges of violent touching, illegal possession of controlled substances, assault, criminal marijuana sales, fare evasion and criminal possession of a weapon, Essig said.
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