Osaka police search for man who pushed woman off train platform

A man pushed a woman, 63, from a platform at JR Shin-Imamiya Station onto the tracks on Sunday
A man pushed a woman, 63, from a platform at JR Shin-Imamiya Station onto the tracks on Sunday (Fuji News Network)

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of pushing a 63-year-old woman from a train platform onto the tracks in Naniwa Ward, reports Fuji News Network (Dec. 12).

At around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, a man shoved the woman and a girl, 18, in the back on the platform at JR Shin-Imamiya Station. The woman tumbled onto the tracks and in the path of a train whose driver applied its emergency brakes. The train subsequently came to a halt about two meters from the woman.

Neither the woman or the girl were hurt in the incident.

“With the (train) approaching, I thought I was going to die,” the woman was quoted by the network. “I was upset, and tears started coming out. I do not want to ride the train for the time being. In no way did I expect to fall (on the tracks).”

Believed to be in his 20s, the man stands approximately 170 centimeters in height. He was wearing a blue shirt at the time of the incident.

Police are seeking his whereabouts on suspicion of attempted murder.

Update: Police have apprehended a man, aged in his 20s, in Aichi Prefecture, according to TBS News (Dec. 13). A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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