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Career criminal arrested in NYC subway shove that nearly killed commuter once threw urine on officer

An “emotionally disturbed” New Jersey man with a lengthy rap sheet, including weapons offenses and throwing urine at a police officer, has been arrested in Newark after allegedly shoving a random commuter into a moving train in New York City.

Sabir Jones, 39, is accused of pushing a 30-year-old woman into the side of a departing train around noon Wednesday at the busy 53rd Street and 5th Avenue subway station, a neighborhood full of office buildings and busy storefronts, during lunch hour.

Her lunch break turned into a fight for her life, according to authorities. She suffered serious head trauma after colliding with the side of the train, according to police, then fell off the platform onto the tracks behind it. Bystanders pulled her to safety and called 911 as Jones allegedly fled on foot.

“When ambitious young people who are just trying to live their lives are subject to random attacks, we can’t put up with it,” Janno Lieber, the head of New York City’s transportation authority, told reporters Thursday.

The policy is dramatically different from progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s initial reluctance to charge low-level crimes and state bail reforms that put most misdemeanor offenses back on the streets without having to post bond.

“How many more people will have to suffer until these political ‘reformers’ change their minds? If not, vote them out en masse,” Giacalone said. “Nowhere is the word reform synonymous with good.”

Fox News’ Greg Norman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to michael.ruiz@fox.com and on Twitter: @mikerreports

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