Man jailed after woman was pushed onto MARTA tracks allegedly hit different woman earlier

Christopher Patrick Brooklin, 28, is in the Fulton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and battery in a public transit station, MARTA police said. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

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Christopher Patrick Brooklin, 28, is in the Fulton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and battery in a public transit station, MARTA police said. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

MARTA police said the man accused of pushing a mother onto the tracks at the Midtown station Sunday had previously struck another woman in the head at the same station earlier that day, causing her minor injuries.

 

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, police said Christopher Patrick Brooklin, 28, faces an additional simple battery charge on top of the two aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges he faced for allegedly pushing Sue Wenszell onto the tracks.

Wenszell's daughter, Katie, jumped onto the tracks to save her mother, but she was then hit and dragged by an oncoming train, critically injuring her. She remains at Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

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The MARTA police report of that incident, obtained by Channel 2, said Brooklin “did not seem to understand what was being asked of him regarding the incident” and that he appears to have “some diminished mental capacity.”

He remains in the Fulton County Jail without bond, MARTA police said.

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A man is accused of pushing the woman at the Midtown station