Woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly pushing victim into path of oncoming CTrain

Police have charged a woman with attempted murder after police say a woman was deliberately pushed into the path of on oncoming CTrain.

Police describe the act as completely random.

“At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, a man and woman were waiting on the east side of the Victoria Park/Stampede CTrain platform for a northbound train,” said police.

“As a train was arriving at the station, the suspect allegedly approached the woman in her 60s from behind and pushed her onto the train tracks.”

Fortunately the CTrain driver say the incident and was able to stop the train.

The victim was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

A Calgary Transit peace officer was able to arrest the suspect.

“The attack is believed to be random and unprovoked,” said police in a statement.

Stephanie Favel, 35, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and breach of probation.

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