Nov. 9, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The woman who was pushed in front of a subway train at the Times Square-42nd Street Station on Monday was an Astoria resident.
Connie Watton, 49, was standing on the 1 train platform when 30-year-old Melanie Liverpool of St. Albans pushed her in front of an oncoming train around 1:20 p.m.
Watton was announced dead on the scene. Following an investigation, Liverpool was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree.
“This is a horrible, horrible incident,” said Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubrey said at a press conference following Liverpool’s arrest, reported the Queens Gazette. “Our hearts go out to the victim and the other people who were on the platform and saw this. We have numerous witnesses.”
“People on the platform did exactly what we want them to do. They saw something and said something,” Aubrey added.