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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Police hold woman in subway death
December 30, 2012
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