A 81 year old man, Yoshiyuki Shinohara, is being held on charges of attempted murder after he pushed a Muslim woman into oncoming underground train in London.
CCTV footage shows the man standing behind the woman before pushing her on the path of the train as it arrives.
The victim slams into the train before rebounding onto the platform, as commuters rush to help her. The incident occurred at Piccadilly Circus station on a Bakerloo line platform.
The female victim suffered minor injuries and was treated for grazes to her face at hospital, the British Transport Police revealed.
Director of enforcement and on-street operations at Transport for London, Steve Burton said, “This type of shocking incident is extremely rare.”
“Our staff acted quickly to assist the woman and other customers at the scene, and we are working closely with the police as they carry out their investigation.”
The suspect is in custody and is due to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on November 25. It has not yet been established whether the attack was racially motivated.
This article originally appeared on the Independent.