31 Year Old Female Suspect Who Pushed Man to his Death in NYC Subway in Custody (Update: Erika Menendez Charged with Hate Crime, “I’ve hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 …”)
The woman who earlier this week pushed 46 year old Sunando Sen to his death in a New York City subway has been arrested and is in police custody. The 31 year old suspect’s name with be held until she is formally charged. The suspect shoved Sen in front of a speeding subway train and then fled the subway station following the attack. According to police she has made a statement that implicated herself in the subway incident.
A woman is in custody in the death of a man who was shoved in front of a speeding subway train, and she “made statements implicating herself,” New York City police said Saturday.
Detectives questioned her but aren’t releasing the 31-year-old suspect’s name until she is formally charged, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a brief statement. Among other things, investigators were arranging for witnesses to positively identify the woman in custody as the attacker, police said.
Sunando Sen, a 46-year-old Queens resident who was born in India and ran a printing shop, died Thursday night when a woman who had been muttering to herself on a train platform in Queens suddenly knocked him on the tracks as a train entered the station.
This is the second subway incident this month that has seen an individual push another onto the tracks to their death in NYC. So when will Mayor Bloomberg, Sen. Schumer and the rest of the Democrats call for a banning of subways?
UPDATE I: 31 year old Erika Menendez has been charged with second-degree murder after confessing to killing Sunando Sen following her arrest this morning. She has also been charged with a hate crime as she stated, ”I’ve hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers. I have been beating them up since.”
A Muslim-hating woman was charged with murder as a hate crime for senselessly shoving a Queens man to his death in front of the 7 train, officials said today.
Erika Menendez, 31, was hit with a second-degree murder charge after confessing to killing Sunando Sen, 46, following her arrest this morning.
“She is accused of committing a subway commuter’s worst nightmare,” Queens DA Richard Brown said. “(He was) suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train, shoved from behind with no chance to defend himself.
“She told police that she pushed a Muslim off the train tracks. She said, ‘I’ve hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers. I have been beating them up since.’”