PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A 35-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on charges of attempting to push a Metro-North rider off the platform and onto the train tracks at the Port Chester station, police said.
A man waiting for a train on the New York side of the tracks was approached by a Norwalk man at 11:10 p.m. Nov. 23, police said. The Norwalk man, unprovoked, dragged the waiting passenger to the edge of the platform and tried to throw him onto the tracks, police said.
A woman with him urged him to stop, and the man ran off. An officer in the station's parking lot was notified, and the suspect was soon located.
Cullen Prater of 106 Shorefront Park, Norwalk, was arrested on a charge of second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, police said.
Prater, who was apparently intoxicated, later told officers he did not remember the attack, said Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department.