Good Samaritan helps man randomly shoved onto train tracks at Columbus Circle station

Columbus Circle Station
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man was randomly shoved onto the subway tracks at the Columbus Circle station Thursday morning, police said.

Listen Live Now on 1010 WINSAccording to officials, 25-year-old Raphael Mejias was standing at the 59th Street station on the southbound D train platform around 5:40 a.m. when he was pushed from behind by a man he did not know.

Mejias told police that no words had been exchanged.

Officials said the victim managed to get himself off the tracks with the help of a good Samaritan.

"He was able to get back up onto the platform with the help of a good Samaritan," a police spokesman said.

The other man fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Mejias was taken to Mount Sinai West hospital and treated for pain to the right leg and his rib area.Officials described the suspect as a man about 6 feet tall, wearing a gray jumpsuit.There have been no arrests made and an investigation is ongoing.