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Career criminal accused of fatally shoving straphanger into subway train smiles, shows no remorse after arrest

The deranged career criminal charged with shoving a straphanger to his death at a Manhattan train station showed no remorse as he was led out of an East Harlem precinct Tuesday to face murder charges.

Carlton McPherson, 24, is accused of pushing a 54-year-old Bronx man in front of a No. 4 train shortly before 7 p.m. Monday — the latest in a long line of arrests and disturbing incidents, police said.

McPherson, also of the Bronx, was walked from the 25th Precinct just after 9:35 a.m.

He was wearing a gray hoodie and black pants.

Before he officially came out of the precinct, he had a smirk on his face before trying to put his hoodie on.

Cops removed his hood, and during the walk to a car, he had a serious face and turned his head away from cameras.

He did not say anything or respond to any reporter questions.

Police said he shoved the victim in front of a No. 4 train as it entered the 125th Street station and was busted after he was fingered by bystanders.

The victim was struck by the train and pronounced dead shortly after police arrived.

The incident comes amid lingering concern over crime in the transit system.

An analysis by The Post this week found that felony assaults in the system have jumped by more than 50% since 2019, and now make up a larger percentage of overall transit crime.

On Monday, the NYPD launched “Operation Fare Play,” which will send 800 cops into the subways over the course of a week to target fare-beaters, which department brass said is “a key component” of fighting crime underground.

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On Monday, the NYPD launched “Operation Fare Play,” which will send 800 cops into the subways over the course of a week to target fare-beaters, which department brass said is “a key component” of fighting crime underground.

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