Cops arrest alleged serial brake puller for shoving woman at train

Cops arrest alleged serial brake puller for shoving woman at train
Brooke Sabel

Not him again!

The man accused of hurling a woman into a waiting train at the Dekalb Avenue subway station Wednesday is the same guy police arrested earlier this year for allegedly pulling the emergency brakes on trains across the city!

Cops collared 23-year-old Isaiah Thompson on Thursday for allegedly pushing an unsuspecting straphanger into a train at the Dekalb Avenue station on Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

Brooklyn’s boys in blue caught up with the alleged subway-shover near Coney Island at around 8:30 pm the following day and slapped him with four felony charges — attempted assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and criminal trespass, authorities said.

Thompson is expected to be arraigned before Kings County Supreme Court on Friday, according to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s spokesman Oren Yaniv.

A video posted on social media shows the suspect tussling with another commuter before shoving a woman from behind full-force into the side of the train around 7:19 pm.

Thompson then jumped onto the tracks and fled into the tunnel, according to a Police Department spokeswoman, who couldn’t say whether the victim was hospitalized.

Isaiah was arrested last May for pulling the emergency brakes on two trains in Manhattan — and he is currently awaiting trial on bail, according to the New York Post.

The Department’s Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea called Thompson a “transit recidivist offender” on social media, and authorities believe Thompson is responsible for more than 700 subway delays by sneaking into conductors’s cabs and pulling the emergency brakes, according to the Post.

He also was nabbed again by police in Brooklyn after subway-surfing in August.

Prosecutors for District Attorney Eric Gonzalez asked for a $50,000 bail for that case — but a judge allowed him to walk without bail, according to the authorities.

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