New York City police have arrested the man they believe appears in terrifying video footage physically lifting a woman from a subway platform and pushing her onto the train tracks in a broad-daylight subway attack.
Theodore Ellis, a 30-year-old Bronx man, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, when someone recognized his image from CrimeStoppers fliers and notified officers, New York Police Department (NYPD) said. Police charged Ellis with assault and reckless endangerment.
A 52-year-old woman was standing on the platform of the Westchester Avenue/Jackson Avenue subway station in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon when Ellis allegedly lifted her up and threw her onto the tracks, video shows.
Police said it was not immediately clear what preceded the attack or if the suspect said anything to his victim. The pair appeared to have been strangers to each other, cops said.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she was listed as being stable.
Ellis, who lives about five miles from the crime scene, is expected to appear before a judge late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Fox News' Haley Chi-Sing contributed to this report.