The deranged woman who allegedly shoved a straphanger into a train in Times Square was free on an assault case from two months earlier — because bail couldn’t be set on the charges under the state’s 2020 bail reform, The Post has learned.
Anthonia Egegbara, 29, was charged with attempted murder for allegedly pushing Lenny Javier, 42, into the side of an arriving No. 3 train at Times Square on Monday in an unprovoked attack.
She also allegedly attacked another female stranger on July 5, knocking out the victim’s tooth and breaking her nose, at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 155th Street at about 1 a.m., according to the criminal complaint. The woman also suffered a black eye, a swollen lip and cuts to her cheeks and arms, the court papers say.
Cops issued Egegbara a desk appearance ticket ordering her to come to court on July 19, when she was arraigned on third-degree assault, attempted assault and harassment raps and released without bail.
But under the criminal justice reforms that went into effect in January 2020, judges no longer have the discretion to set bail on third-degree assault charges and many other serious crimes.
Egegbara, who a law enforcement source said suffers from schizophrenia, was arraigned Wednesday for slamming Javier into the No. 3 train during the morning rush hour. She was held on $100,000 cash over $500,000 insurance company bond on charges of second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows Egegbara leap from a bench after 8 a.m. just as the train pulls into the station and violently shove Javier into the first car. Javier did not fall on the tracks but bounced backward, landing on the platform as Egegbara fled.
The New Jersey woman told WCBS-TV that she suffered serious injuries from the attack.
“My face is swollen, I have a broken nose, a fractured chin,” Javier told the network. “Someone needs to take responsibility for this because it can’t be happening.”
Javier could not be reached by The Post.
Egegbara, of Far Rockaway, has a lengthy criminal record stretching back 10 years — including busts for assaulting three other women, ages 18, 40 and 57, according to police.
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