Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of homeless man accused of shoving man onto Brooklyn subway tracks


NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- Police early Tuesday arrested a homeless man suspected of shoving a stranger onto Brooklyn subway tracks over the weekend officials said.

A Crime Stoppers tip alerted authorities to the home of 33-year-old's Michael Medlock mother in the Starrett City development in East New York around 12:30 a.m., officials said.

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Authorities charged Medlock with two counts of attempted assault, and one count each of reckless endangerment and menacing.

According to police, the victim and his girlfriend were riding the northbound 4 train around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when the suspect, who had been sleeping, suddenly woke up and started screaming.

Medlock then followed the couple off the train at the Atlantic Avenue stop where surveillance footage where he is seen shoving the 29-year-old victim off the platform.

Medlock was previously held in state prison on a second-degree robbery charge, over a decade ago.