Independent: Michelle Go: Tributes pour in for businesswoman pushed in front of train in chilling NYC subway attack
By Namita Singh/Independent
Tributes from friends, colleagues, and neighbours poured in for Michelle Alyssa Go, a New York businesswoman who was shoved to death in front of a subway on Saturday.
“She was incredibly smart,” her neighbour Olivia Henderson told the New York Times as she fought back tears_._ “She was just the person who did everything right.”
An employee with Deloitte, Go, 40, was about to step onto a subway in Times Square when a 61-year-old homeless man pushed her on the tracks, according to the police. She died on the spot.
Police identified the man as Simon Martial and charged him with murder. The killing has raised concerns about anti-Asian hate crimes, with police adding that they are probing whether it was a racist attack.
“This latest attack causing the death of an Asian American woman in the Times Square subway station is particularly horrifying for our community,” Margaret Fung, executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, was quoted as saying by NBC New York.
“These attacks have left Asian Americans across the city and across the country feeling vulnerable and they must stop,” she added.