One woman released from hospital, one critical after being hit by MARTA train

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ATLANTA — One woman has been released from the hospital while another remains in critical condition after Sunday’s incident in which a man allegedly pushed one of the women in front of an oncoming MARTA train.

Christopher Patrick Brooklin, 28, is in custody on charges of aggravated assault and battery in a public transit after pushing a 58-year-old woman onto tracks. That victim was released from the hospital on Monday, but the woman’s 27-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries in trying to help her mother. Both were struck by the oncoming train. [See “Two injured after woman is pushed in front of MARTA train,” Trains News Wire, Aug. 20, 2018.]

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the names of the victims had not been released as of Monday while police contacted other family members. Surveillance footage of the incident is not being released because the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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