July 12, 2016 Staff Report
Police have arrested the suspect who pushed a senior citizen down a flight of steps in an Astoria subway station.
Jerome Blakely, 44, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with assault in the second degree, according to the NYPD.
Blakely shoved a 69-year-old man down a flight of stairs inside the 36th Street M/R subway station, on July 6th at 1:30 pm, according to police. There were no words exchanged prior or after the assault, the NYPD said.
Blakely then fled the station to the street.
The victim suffered a fractured knee and was moved to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition, according to the NYPD.