|A woman identified as Melanie Liverpool-Turner is taken away by police (Picture: Reuters/James Carman)|
The pair did not know one another, according to police, and Ms Watton died at the scene.
Liverpool-Turner of Queens, was arrested within minutes and taken into police custody. Witnesses described how she looked ‘proud’ as she was led away by police officers.
According to the New York Post, Liverpool-Turner told authorities that she did the same thing at Union Square station last month.
|She was arrested after another woman was crushed to death by a train (Picture: Reuters/James Carman)|
Police were looking at video surveillance to determine what led to the attack, Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry said.
|Witnesses describe seeing them having a discussion or altercation before the incident (Picture: Reuters/Brendan McDermid)|
|Police working at the scene of the death (Picture: Retuers/Brendan McDermid)|
Subway deaths from pushes are not common, but there have been a few in the past few years. In 2014, Kevin Darden, 34, was charged with killing a 61-year-old immigrant from Hong Kong, Wai Kuen Kwok, by shoving him into the path of a subway train in the Bronx. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is awaiting sentencing.