Person Fatally Shoved in Front of Subway in Times Square Station, Suspect in Custody
A police spokesman says officers do not have enough information to comment on a possible motive
A 49 year-old woman was killed Monday after being pushed in front of an oncoming train in New York City’s Times Square subway station, PEOPLE confirms.
A New York City Police Department spokesman tells PEOPLE a 30-year-old woman suspected of shoving the person shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday has been taken into custody.
Melanie Liverpool, who lives in the Bronx, is facing a single murder charge, according to police.
The incident clogged one of the world’s busiest intersections, as emergency vehicles responded to the scene at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue.
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According to the police spokesman, the victim — whose name is being withheld pending familial notification — was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was no additional information on the victim and a motive remains unclear.
The fatality disrupted service on some subways lines, including the southbound 1, 2 and 3 trains.
The police spokesman tells PEOPLE an update on the incident is expected later Monday afternoon.