By Harriet Alexander For Mailonline
Published: 05:30 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 06:00 BST, 21 September 2020
A Bronx man has been charged with criminal mischief after metal clamps were thrown on to New York subway tracks, causing a train to derail leaving injuring three people.
Demetrius Harvard, 30, from the Bronx, was arrested immediately after the uptown A train was forced from the tracks as it arrived at Manhattan's 14th St - Eighth Avenue station.
The train pulled into the station at 8:17 am, and hit metal clamps which had been placed on the rails.
Police believe the suspect found a pile of tie plates, which are normally used to secure the train tracks to the foundations, on a pile of construction materials at the 14th St. station.
Harvard allegedly tried twice to throw the plates onto the tracks, sources told the New York Post.
Demetrius Harvard, 30, from the Bronx, was arrested in connection with Sunday's incident
Harvard was immediately taken into custody by transit police in New York City
Harvard has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespass