On Thursday, Sept. 19 sophomore Jered Harvey finished his night class and headed over to the Fulton street subway stop to wait for the train to his dorm. Harvey quickly found himself in the presence of an immensely alarming situation, however, when he witnessed a man brutally beating a woman on the train platform.
According to Harvey, at least twenty other commuters were on the platform ignoring the attack. Harvey, however, could not. He approached the man and calmly asked him to stop harming the woman. The man, who according to Harvey was quite obviously under the influence, became enraged and attacked him, picking up the 5’8 135 pound Business Economics major and throwing him down onto the subway tracks. Once on the tracks Harvey, recalls thinking, “if a train comes I could hide in the gutters and be alright.” The man then blocked Harvey from climbing up, keeping him on the tracks. Eventually he gave up and Harvey was able to climb to safety; the whole time onlookers did nothing.