NEW YORK — A teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a 65-year-old Staten Island man who was punched at a Brooklyn subway station and fell onto the tracks.
Police said Thursday that 18-year-old Edward Cordero, of Brooklyn, was arrested on manslaughter and assault charges following the death of Jacinto Suarez on Wednesday.
Police say Cordero was talking incoherently at the Jay St.-MetroTech station when he punched the man, knocking him onto the tracks.
There were no trains and bystanders managed to pull the victim off the tracks. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.
Cordero remained at the scene and was taken into custody.
Information on Cordero’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.