Friday, September 30 2022

A third teenage suspect has been arrested in connection with a New Year’s Day gang assault at a Bronx subway station that left a Good Samaritan dead when he was hit by a train, the NYPD has said. .

Noel Rosado, 19, was taken into custody on Friday afternoon. He is charged with murder, manslaughter, robbery, gang assault and assault, police said.

In January, two other teenage suspects – a 17-year-old man and a 16-year-old man – were also arrested and issued the same charges.

The three men were part of a group that allegedly approached a 38-year-old man around 2.40am inside Fordham Road tube station and pulled out a knife before physically assaulting him, police said.

During the struggle, the victim fell on the tracks as a train approached. At that point Huston Roland, 36, selflessly jumped onto the platform and attempted to save the man.

The oncoming train hit Roland, killing him. The 38-year-old victim, who was not identified by police, was not hit by the train and survived.

He was taken to an area hospital for a broken arm, where he was treated and released.

Basilia Paulino holds a picture of her son taken after he was mugged by teenagers on New Years Day.
Gregory P. Mango

Photos from the subway station show a dozen people who appear to be in their teens and early 20s who fled the station, cops said.

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