Woman pushed onto train tracks by stranger in Tuen Mun

The woman suffered injuries from the fall but managed to return to safety in time. Photo: Ming Pao
The woman suffered injuries from the fall but managed to return to safety in time. Photo: Ming Pao

A man was arrested for allegedly pushing a woman onto train tracks in Tuen Mun Sunday afternoon.

The victim’s husband reported the incident to police, explaining that his wife was waiting for the train at the platform at Tai Hing North station when she was shoved from behind, Chief Inspector Lee Ying-chi told reporters in a press conference.

There were no trains going by at the time, and the woman was able to return to safety. She suffered injuries to her neck and arms, and was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment. MTR services were not affected.

CCTV footage show the woman walking towards the end of the platform when a man, wearing dark clothing, pushes her onto the tracks.

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Initial investigation found that the suspect, a 33-year-old transport worker surnamed Yau, and the victim do not know each other. Police will look into the suspect’s mental health and whether he had any altercations with the victim beforehand.

The suspect was spotted in MTR surveillance footage getting on a train at Ping Shan Station at around 7pm in the direction of Tuen Mun Ferry Pier. Police arrived on the scene and detained him at Ching Chung Station.

According to local media reports, the man lost money gambling on horse races earlier in the day and took his anger out on a stranger. Neighbors said that he lives alone in his flat in Tai Hing Estate and is believed to be a gambling addict.

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