Police say the victim, who was with wife on a platform, ended up on the tracks of the northbound A train at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue at about 4:30 p.m.
The man was pulled off the track bed by other straphangers before the train arrived, but he suffered a major skull injury and was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in critical condition.
The suspect, 57-year-old Rudralall Baldeo, is charged with second degree attempted murder and assault.
Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to call the tips hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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