A man was sentenced to eight years in state prison and five years post-release supervision for pushing a woman onto the subway tracks in 2020, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. announced.
Aditya Vemulapati pled guilty to attempted murder in the second degree in June, according to the statement.
“Today’s sentence makes clear that we will hold accountable those who cause harm in our subway system,” Bragg said. “We will remain focused on those who harm straphangers just trying to commute to home or to work.”
According to the statement, on Nov. 19, 2020, Vemulapati waited for a train at the 14th Street-Union Square Subway Station and ran up behind a woman — pushing her in front of an oncoming train.
The woman was capable of staying in between the tracks while several trains passed over her. She was rescued from under the train by firefighters and was treated at a hospital, the statement said.
On video that captured the entire incident, Vemulapati confessed that he was trying to kill the woman, according to the statement.