Released Criminal Pushes Girlfriend Onto Subway Tracks

According to NYC police, a man was previously incarcerated for assaulting a woman and threatening to throw her child off a fire escape during a home invasion in 2017.

This same man, 35, was arrested for shoving his girlfriend onto the subway tracks, which resulted in both of her feet being severed by an approaching train.

After a domestic violence incident at the Fulton Street subway station in lower Manhattan on Saturday morning, Christian Valdez was detained, according to the New York Police Department.

Authorities have filed charges of felony assault and attempted murder.

The arrest of Valdez, whose address was given as a Brooklyn women’s homeless shelter, occurred about 9:30 p.m. ET in lower Manhattan, almost eleven hours following the assault on the subway station, as stated in a police incident report.

The incident began at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday when two individuals were arguing on the Fulton Street subway station platform.

A southbound No. 3 train struck the 29-year-old victim, whose identity was not published.

In September 2017, Valdez was apprehended for breaking into an apartment in the Bronx, stabbing the woman who lived there, and trying to toss her 3-year-old child off a fire escape.

According to authorities, the woman and her minor daughter attempted to flee from Valdez by climbing up a fire escape on the third story. However, Valdez pursued them, hit her with a glass bottle, and eventually dragged the girl away. The mother attempted to reclaim her daughter, but Valdez allegedly threatened to toss her over the balcony.

After being transported to Bellevue Hospital, the woman was reported to be stable.

Valdez was handed an eight-year jail term after being found guilty in 2020 of second-degree attempted assault, which was a charge related to the attack in the Bronx. Official documents indicate that Valdez was granted parole from the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, on January 9, 2023. When the incident on Saturday occurred, he was out on parole.