A woman who allegedly pushed a man onto the tracks at the downtown BART platform in Berkeley as a train approached was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said.
Roli Okoropudu, 34, also was booked for probation violation charges, according to a BART statement. It wasn't immediately clear whether she had an attorney to speak on her behalf.
Surveillance video showed the woman leaping up from a bench Monday night and pushing a man with both hands as the train approached, the BART statement said.
“The victim was able to squeeze between the train and the platform and avoid being struck,” BART said.
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He had a minor ankle injury.
Okoropudu, who is described as a transient, was arrested at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after police saw her sleeping on a bench near the BART station, authorities said.
There was no immediate word on a motive for the attack.