Actress arrested for trying to push woman onto subway train tracks
New York, US - A 35 year old actress who has starred in off-Broadway shows and played bit parts on TV allegedly tried to push a stranger on to the path of a subway train at Union Square over the weekend.
Keira Keeley’s random target was 57 year old Leonore Gonzalez of the Bronx, who was waiting on the train platform. Keeley allegedly walked up and shoved her from behind. Gonzalez, however, grabbed a pillar and narrowly avoided falling from the platform onto the tracks.
A police officer heard screaming on the platform, and was told by a witness that Keeley intentionally pushed her victim toward the tracks as a train was pulling in.
Gonzalez explained to cops that she didn’t see Keeley move towards her, but felt a push and quickly grabbed a pillar so that she wouldn’t fall in front of the northbound train.
Keeley, who has no prior arrests, was charged with attempted assault. Her bail was set at US$7,500, which she posted on Monday.