Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Life in NYC...loons on the loose!

Subway shove suspect Kamal Semrade arrested, charged with attempted murder after tip from Post reader

The man suspected of randomly shoving a woman into the side of a moving subway train in a terrifying attack over the weekend was arrested Tuesday morning — with the help of an eagle-eyed New York Post reader, police officials said.

Kamal Semrade, 39, was charged with attempted murder and assault in the chilling May 21 assault that left 35-year-old straphanger Emine Ozsoy in desperate need of spinal surgery, cops said.

He’s accused of pushing the victim’s head against a departing subway car at the Lexington Avenue and 63rd Street station on the Upper East Side around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police on Sunday evening released surveillance images of the alleged attacker — who is believed to be homeless — showing him holding what appears to be a cup of coffee while standing or walking on the platform. 

Cops then got lead on the suspect after a Post reader sent in a tip to NYPD Crime Stoppers saying he knew who the man was, according to  NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.

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