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Pushing waiting passengers onto tracks has become a recurring issue in New York City, where the New York Post reported incidents in October and November. New York City Mayor Eric Adams called one October incident in which a woman was killed a “senseless act of violence.” In the Oregon incident, the video shows a woman and her child waiting for a train as another individual moves forward from a bench against the wall and pushes the child face-first onto the tracks. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department said the incident at the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Northeast Portland came without “provocation,” according to Fox News. The child was rescued by a bystander before that train arrived at the station. The girl had a headache and a red mark on her face from the impact, according to Oregon Live. The incident stunned many. “That was really cruel. You know, like people just don’t care anymore, they don’t have respect,” Michael Reed, who rides the trains, said, according to KPTV-TV. The Associated Press reported that Workman will be held without bail.
Graphic: On Dec. 28 at the Gateway Transit Center in Portland, OR, a person shoved a toddler face first into the train tracks. The suspect was apprehended. Antifa & far-left activists in the city have argued against police patrolling public transport, saying it endangers people. pic.twitter.com/H22zL6Zly5— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 30, 2022