LONDON: A man is being held on charges of attempted murder after he pushed a Muslim woman into the path of an oncoming train in London’s Piccadilly Circus station.
The video footage of the incident shows the suspect identified as Yoshiyuki Shinohara was standing behind the Muslim woman and pushed her in front of the train.
The female rebounded back onto the platform after hitting the train. The citizens, after watching the scene, rushed to the aid of the woman.
The name of the woman has not been disclosed as yet.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said that she received only minor injuries.
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 officials mentioned that the investigation is underway and the Shinohara has been taken into custody.
The suspect will be presented before a court on November 25.