CTA video shows woman being pushed onto Red Line tracks in River North; charges filed

Chicago — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man for allegedly pushing a woman from the Chicago-State Red Line platform as a train pulled into the station on Tuesday morning. Ashley Goss, 39, is expected to appear for a bail hearing on Wednesday afternoon, Chicago police said.

CWBChicago has secured video of the attack, which occurred around 9:31 a.m.

The video shows a train entering the station tunnel as the 23-year-old woman awaits its arrival. A man dressed entirely in black emerges from the escalator area. He stops for a split second, then quickly turns and pushes the woman off the platform without any warning or provocation.

She falls head-first onto the tracks and rolls between the rails. The video we received freezes for about three seconds, but the woman is then seen springing to her feet and hustling to safety in an alcove between the northbound and southbound tracks.

Chicago police located a suspect at a nearby fast food restaurant and took him into custody. CPD said the woman suffered a cut on her forehead. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

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