NBC New York: Homeless Man Charged With Murder in Death of NYC Woman Pushed in Front of Train
By Myles Miller
The man accused of shoving an Asian woman to her death at a New York City subway station has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police confirmed late Saturday.
The 40-year-old victim, identified as Michelle Alyssa Go of New York City, was waiting for a southbound R train around 9:40 a.m. when she was apparently shoved, according to police.
Saturday’s attack against Go, who was of Asian descent, also raised concerns amid a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in New York and around the country. Police officials said the killing, including whether it was a hate crime, was under investigation, but noted that the first woman Martial allegedly approached was not Asian. Martial is Black.