Man caught on video pushing woman onto train tracks

William Clark 
By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) There was another incident of violence in a subway station involving a person being pushed onto the train tracks.

A man has been arrested and charged after he dragged a woman by the feet and tossed her onto the tracks in a subway station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police said.

The woman climbed out of the subway tracks on her own and luckily, only suffered minor injuries.

Police announced the arrest on Thursday, more than two days after the woman was assaulted around 3:30 p.m. in the subway station in the Chinatown district of the city.

The victim was sitting on a bench when the man asked what time the train was coming and asked for a light for his cigarette, according to investigators.

After she agreed and put the lighter in her coat pocket, the man grabbed her by the neck and started beating her.

In the assault, which was recorded on a surveillance video, the man can be seen grabbing the victim by the feet along the platform and then throwing her on the tracks.

The suspect then left with the woman’s cell phone, but the woman was able to get back up to the platform with only minor bruises and cuts.

Philadelphia Police identified the suspect as William Clark, 37, of Philadelphia. He faces charges of aggravated assault, robbery and other related charges.

Clark was arraigned overnight and is being held on $2 million bail.