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Police have arrested the woman suspected of shoving a 54-year-old housekeeper onto elevated subway tracks in the Bronx earlier this month.
Luz Sanchez, 29, is accused of shoving Rosa Galeas onto the tracks while the victim waited for the subway at 174th Street station at around 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
The arrest comes more than two weeks after NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea promised “full court press” to obtain the suspected assailant.
Surveillance footage obtained by the police identified the woman — who wore bright yellow sweatpants at the time of the attack — making four more stops and riding the Bx21 bus immediately following the attack.
Galeas suffered bruises and scares from the incident, which left her with pain all over her body, she told The Post last week.
Galeas was completely blind-sided by the assault, she said.
“I always have that fear that someone can hurt me so I don’t walk near the train,” Galeas said. “I always walk away, but this person was a young woman and, I don’t know, she pushed me with such force. The second time, I fell.”
“I never even had the intention to look at her face,” she said. “She had no intention of getting on the train. She just wanted to hurt someone.”
Sanchez faces multiple charges including attempted murder, NYPD said.
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