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Police hold woman in subway death

NEW YORK — A 31-year-old woman was being held by the police on Saturday in the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of a Queens subway station and crushed by an oncoming train. The woman, ­Erica Menendez of the Bronx, is being charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Menendez was taken into custody by the police early Saturday ­morning and made comments implicating herself in the crime when questioned by detectives, according to the Police Department. A law enforcement official said that Menendez had “told the cops it was an act against Muslims,” and cited the Sept. 11 attacks. The victim, Sunando Sen, a native of India, was peering out over the tracks when a woman approached him from behind and shoved him onto the tracks, police said. (New York Times)

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