Erika Menendez, the woman accused of pushing Senunando Sen in front of an oncoming subway train in New York City only days ago, allegedly attacked a corrections officer after she saw herself on television, according to an NBC 4 NY Jan. 2, 2013 report.
A Department of Corrections spokesperson said Menendez, 31, was inside an emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital Center and became violent when she spied herself on the news as she waited to undergo psychiatric evaluation, according to the New York Times.
She is accused of pulling a female corrections officer’s hair and hitting her in the face as she did so.
Police say that that Menendez admitted pushing Sen, 46, onto subway tracks on Dec. 27, 2012, because she hates “Hindus and Muslims” and claimed she’s been “beating them up” since “2001 when they put down the twin towers…”
Sen was reportedly crushed by the oncoming cars of a train headed to Flushing.
During her arraignment for the crime, Menendez was reportedly incoherent, at times laughing uncontrollably. According to NBC, at one point the judge was forced to tell her attorney to make her stop laughing.
She remains behind bars without bail.