A commuter’s nightmare, with a hate-crime twist. A New York woman was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder after pushing a man onto subway tracks because she thought he was Muslim or Hindu. The man was crushed by a train. “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims. Ever since 2001, when they put down the Twin Towers, I’ve been beating them up,” 31-year-old Erika Menendez was quoted as saying in a statement. The victim was Sunando Sen, born in India and reportedly raised Hindu. Menendez could face life in prison.
NIGHTMARE Joshua Lott/Reuters, via Landov