Mother arrested after 'pushing two-year-old son down stairs at New York subway station'

Mother arrested after 'pushing two-year-old down stairs at New York subway station'

The incident happened at a subway station (Stock image)

Friday, June 2, 2017

A woman has been arrested after allegedly pushing her two-year-old son down stairs at a New York subway station.

Police were on patrol in The Bronx, when members of the public told them what had happened yesterday (June 1), according to the International Business Times.

Local authorities have said the child was pushed down the stairs whilst still attached to his pushchair.

The two-year-old was then taken to Lincoln Medical Centre as he suffered an abrasion to his head and a cut to his one of his eyes. He was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

His mother, aged 25, was arrested last night and she told police she had been upset for personal reasons, she was then taken to Bronx-Lebanon hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The woman has not yet been charged but could face charges of reckless assault on a child and reckless endangerment and abandonment.