How about being dragged off the platform and thrown onto the tracks? If this woman had a gun, we would have had another racist attack, but she wouldn't have had to climb up before the train came. Woman Thrown on Subway Tracks During Violent Attack | NBC 10 Philadelphia The attacker and the woman were alone at the SEPTA subway station at 8th and Race in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon. He asked to borrow a light for his cigarette. Then, without warning, he attacks her, drags her onto the landing and throws her down onto the tracks. SEPTA Chief of Police Thomas Nestel tells NBC10 the woman, 23, was very fortunate she walked away with only bumps, bruises and some cuts.