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New York police investigate second subway death linked to push suspect

NEW YORK — Investigators say a woman suspected of pushing another woman in front of a New York City subway Monday admitted during interrogation that she was involved in a previous deadly subway incident, reports CBS New York.

The New York Police Department confirmed to 48 Hours’ Crimesider Tuesday that investigators are now taking a second look at an Oct. 19 death in the Union Square subway station that was originally ruled a suicide.

Melanie Liverpool, 30, is expected to be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder Tuesday at Manhattan Criminal Court. Police say Liverpool was arrested Monday afternoon moments after pushing a 49-year-old woman in front of a southbound No. 1 train at Times Square.

The victim died at the scene.

Police said witnesses immediately pointed to Liverpool as the pusher. 

“They saw this woman push another woman and they flagged down two police officers,” NYPD Chief of Manhattan South Detectives William Aubry told the station. “It’s a horrible incident and your heart goes out to this family and this victim.”

Witnesses described hearing arguing before the fatal push, according to police, who said the women did not know each other.  

Liverpool has a history of mental illness and may have been talking to herself before lashing out, police said.

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