Corey Walcott had 19 arrests in New York City before shoving Pierre Augustin to Brooklyn train tracks

Corey Walcott, 44, is a homeless man from New York City, New York, United States. At around 2:55 p.m. on February 12, 2023, he allegedly randomly approached a Pierre Augustin, 66, at the President St.–Medgar Evers College station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City.

Augustin owns a tax services business. He and Walcott did not know each other.


That afternoon, Walcott confronted Augustin, who was waiting on the platform and heading to his office. The homeless man allegedly said,  “I’m going to kill you.”

Walcott allegedly chasing Augustin on the platform and shoved the elderly man to the tracks of a train. The homeless man took off as two other men pulled the victim back to the safety of the platform.


During the fall, Augustin did not come into contact with a train or the electrified third rail. He suffered injuries to his body, wrist and knees and was taken to Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for treatment.

Before the attack, Walcott was arrested 19 times in New York City. His crimes include multiple counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and forcible touching.

On February 14, 2023, Walcott was arrested in Greenwich Village in New York City. He was charged with assault.

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