Manhattan man accused of killing another person in an unprovoked push on a crowded

Manhattan man accused of killing another person in an unprovoked push on a crowded East Harlem subway station during Monday night rush hour has been arraigned on murder charges, police said Tuesday.

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Mr. McPherson, a Bronx resident, was arrested at the scene of the incident, on the corner of 125th Street at Lexington Avenue, near the 4th/5th/6th line, and arraigned overnight. A request for comment from his attorney was not immediately available.

The victim, whose identity has yet to be released, died at the scene, police said.

The incident came just hours after the NYC Police Department unveiled a new effort to improve safety on the city’s subway. The department’s “Operation Fare Play” will put hundreds of officers on the streets near subway stations to crack down on fare evasion and other crime-related offenses, as part of an increased focus on transit safety.

The incident happened a few blocks away from where city officials announced plans to increase police presence and other safety measures for commuters.

Despite the fact that the rate of major crimes on the subway has decreased by almost 3% between 2022 and 2023, and the rate of subway crime has decreased by 15.5 percent this month.