Actress Arrested for Trying to Push Woman in Front of Oncoming Train

October 10, 2017 Updated: October 10, 2017

An actress tried to push a woman she didn’t know into the path of an oncoming train.

The two woman were on a train platform in a centrally located New York City subway station. Keira Keeley, the 35-year-old actress, approached 57-year-old Leonore Gonzalez and tried to shove her before Gonzalez knew what was happening. Gonzalez managed to hang onto a pillar and prevented the shove from pushing her onto the tracks.

The incident occurred just after midnight, on the morning of Oct.7. A police officer heard a scream, and witnesses told police what Keeley had just done. Gonzalez told police she didn’t see Keeley until after the push. She sustained bruises on her elbow and wrist, along with back pain due to the incident, the New York Post reported.

Keeley first told police that she bumped Gonzalez and then tried to grab her so she wouldn’t fall. She later added that she and her boyfriend had been drinking, and that she had four glasses of wine. She also admitted to feeling drunk, but denied she tried to harm anyone.

Keeley was charged with attempted assault with intent to injure with a weapon. She was in detention for two days before posting the $7,500 bail. The incident was not caught on video but police plan to interview the train operator, according to the New York Post.

Keeley mostly acts in Off-Broadway theater productions. She won an award for her portrayal in “The Glass Menagerie,” Actors’ Equity reported. Her TV appearances include episodes of “The Path,” “Elementary,” and “Rubicon,” according to her IMDB profile.

Keeley has light charges when compared with a Chicago train pushing incident. A man who recently received his doctorate faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. The victim was hit in the back and fell onto the tracks. As he tried to climb back onto the platform, the man believed to be the assailant blocked his way and blocked others from helping him, but others in the station figured out a way to get the victim out.

The victim described the impact as “a full-on running push to the Chicago Tribune.” He added that the man seemed like “a lion looking at his prey, that’s kinda what it looked like to me.”