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Woman pushed onto CTrain tracks in ‘random’ attack; suspect charged

WATCH: A Calgary woman was charged with attempted murder after a senior was pushed onto the CTrain tracks on Friday. As Michael King reports, police say the suspect has a history of violence.

Calgary police have charged a woman with attempted murder after another woman was pushed onto CTrain tracks Thursday.

Police said at around 2:30 p.m. a man and a woman were waiting on the east side of the Victoria Park/Stampede CTrain platform.

“As a train was arriving at the station, the suspect allegedly approached the woman in her 60s from behind and pushed her onto the train tracks,” police said in a news release Friday.

The train was able to stop in time, police said.

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The suspect was taken into custody by a Calgary Transit Peace Officer.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition.

Police say the incident was “random and unprovoked.”

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Stephanie Favel, 35, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and breach of probation.

She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on March 22, 2019, according to her lawyer Adriano Iovinelli.

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