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Man who pushed senior citizen down Astoria subway stairs arrested


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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.

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