Bronx man is charged with criminal mischief and assault after derailing of a ...

Laughing Subway saboteur, 30, is arrested for 'derailing a Manhattan train by throwing metal clamps onto the tracks' and injuring three people Demetrius Harvard, 30, has been charged in connection with a derailed train An A train heading uptown through the West Village derailed Sunday morning Police alleged Harvard put metal clamps on the tracks to watch the train derail They claim that he stood on the platform and laughed as he watched Three people were injured when the 8:17am train came off the tracks Harvard, from the Bronx, was held by travelers on the train who restrained him 

By Harriet Alexander For Mailonline

Published: 05:30 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 06:00 BST, 21 September 2020

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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

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 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

Harvard has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespass

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