WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old White Plains woman was injured when she was pushed in front of an oncoming Metro North train at the White Plains station shortly after 11 a.m. today.
According to multiple witness, she was pushed to the tracks and struck by an empty (not in service) northbound train. Before the ambulance arrived, an MTA Police officer climbed down to the tracks to assist the woman and calm her down. She was conscious and talking to police.
MTA spokesperson Marjorie Anders told The Daily Voice the woman is currently in surgery at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.
The suspect was quickly arrested by MTA Police. The woman was taken alive to Westchester Medical Center.
Harlem Line train service was disrupted for about an hour. Four trains were affected, two northbound and two southbound. Normal Harlem Line service resumed at noon.
Because of the incident and because of track work in the Scarsdale/Hartsdale area, two northbound trains were terminated at Crestwood, the 10:25 a.m. local out of Grand Central and the 10:55 a.m. local out of Grand Central. The train that was terminated at Crestwood was turned and provided southbound service out of Crestwood.
Two southbound trains also were held at North White Plains, the 10:38 out of Southeast. 10:13 out of Southeast .
The Harlem line was dealing with extra commuters on Wednesday morning after thousands of Metro-North customers were stranded in Connecticut when the New Haven Line lost power between Stamford and Grand Central Station.