Theodore Ellis arrested: Shoved woman into subway tracks

A guy has been arrested in connection with a Bronx subway shoving incident that resulted in the broken collarbone of a 52-year-old woman, the latest in a series of violent assaults on one of the world’s busiest transportation networks.

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On Sunday, June 5, Theodore Ellis, 31, was arrested for assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly forcing the woman over the subway rails at the Westchester Avenue station in the Bronx’s Longwood area. On Tuesday, June 7, the New York Police Department caught the culprit after receiving a tip for which a $3,500 reward was offered for information leading to the attacker’s arrest.

According to the New York Post, an MTA employee recognised Ellis from wanted posters posted at the station and informed police, who eventually apprehended him. Ellis, according to reports, is not represented by an attorney.

It was a horrific crime.

The terrifying attack was captured on film by the New York Police Department and made public. From behind, the perpetrator wrapped his arms around the 52-year-old woman and pushed her over the platform onto the southbound tracks. The attacker grabbed the woman and threw her down the tracks before walking away, dressed in a white tank top, red bag, and backward baseball cap.

At the time of the incident, no train was approaching the station, so fellow passengers were able to pull the woman off the tracks and back to safety. According to the NYPD, the victim was brought to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. However, she did suffer a broken collarbone and wounds.

Ellis has a lengthy criminal record that dates back to 2006, including harassment, narcotics, robbery, grand theft, animal cruelty, and resisting arrest, to mention a few. The incident is the most recent in a series of thefts involving the city’s public transportation system.

According to Yahoo, a bus driver was recently attacked and slashed by a passenger. An event occurred on June 7 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens area, along Ocean and Flatbush avenues. According to authorities, the 39-year-old bus driver was approached by a man attempting to join his bus through the back door between stops. The guy returned with a knife and stabbed the bus driver in the stomach when the bus driver requested him to depart the bus. The driver was transferred to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

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