Jan. 11, 2022 By Christian Murray
A Queens resident has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shoving a man onto the subway tracks at the 21st Street-Queensbridge F station in Long Island City last year.
Ronald Lacey, 23, was charged with a five-count complaint Saturday for allegedly pushing a 35-year-old Asian man onto the tracks as a train was approaching. The incident took place at around 7:40 a.m. on May 24, 2021.
The victim, however, survived thanks to a number of good Samaritans who flagged down the train conductor who was able to stop. Meanwhile, other straphangers pulled the man up to safety.
The victim lost consciousness in the incident. He was taken to a nearby hospital with various injuries, including a fractured wrist and a cut that required 14 stitches to close.
“Without provocation, this defendant allegedly shoved a man from the platform of the subway onto the tracks with a train entering the station,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. “This could have ended with tragic results if not for the quick action of the good Samaritans.”
Lacey, of Parsons Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, managed to evade authorities until Jan. 7, when he was apprehended. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
Police initially investigated the attack as a possible hate crime. However, Lacey does not face hate crime charges.
He has been charged with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree and harassment in the second degree.
Lacey is in custody and has been ordered to return to court Jan. 12.
Why doesn’t this count as a hate crime? If it was white -> black it would be
Maybe because everything isn’t about race? I’m sorry you’re offended.
Are you really ? You seem to hate crime victims
He made a mistake. He didn’t do it in Manhattan. He would have gotten a slap on the wrist.
He should get life, no parole. 25 years is nothing for this crime.
not good enough. prison these days is not punishment. its 3 meals a day, with tv and gym, free heating free cooling, and free medical care. Build Back Better Act would have passed if it didnt wast taxpayers money- should have include using all prisoners as free hard labor to rebuild infrastructure.
ABoondy – Yeah, get slave and hard labor out of inmates. Deprive your fellow Americans a job building the infrastructure then the government and companies involved with the prison works program will expand “the highly successful “ program to include phone centers, billing centers, payroll services and on and on. Just look at Kentucky and it’s highly successful candle making giveaway. What, automation isn’t doing away with honest tax paying jobs quick enough for you?
by the time i finish typing this hell be out and looking for another victim.
liberals love crime.
Google “Petro Poroshenko” to understand how out of the loop you are. Manafort, Papadopoulos, Bannon…I guess you could say Republicans love crime 😂
Reps aren’t the ones toting guns round town!!! That be the Dems!!!
They literally carry guns, Mo Brooks was wearing body armor the day Republicans rioted at the Capitol. Probably because he knew they’d be so peaceful 😂
nyc ISNT THE CAPITOL OF THE USA!!!
and here in NYC… all the guns i see are FROM ‘CARD CARRYING LIBERALS’!
Last time- If you believe street criminals are registered in any party you are more gullible than words could describe.
They were beating police with “Blue Lives Matter” flags. Oh sorry, they weren’t Black, my mistake!
Of course it’s not a hate crime. Only white people can do that.