A video showing a woman pushing a child onto a railway track is not a Muslim immigrant

The widely shared video is not from Europe and is unrelated to accusations made against Muslim immigrants

Claim

Europe Shocking. A small child was pushed onto the railway tracks by a Muslim immigrant.

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Explanation

A woman is shown pushing a child onto a railway track in a disturbing 6-second video. We also see many people waiting for a train at the station. This widely shared video purports to show that a Muslim immigrant in Europe carried out this heinous deed. One can view a similar claim here.


What’s the truth?

When we started searching Google with relevant keywords like ‘woman pushing child’ and ‘woman in Europe pushing child on railway track’ regarding this viral claim it led us to some reports dated December 30, 2022.

According to the article from Fox 9.com, “A woman accused of shoving a 3-year-old girl off a Portland light rail platform and onto the train tracks will be held without bail.

Brianna Workman, 32, was arraigned Thursday on charges of assault, attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said. Court records show Workman has been living without shelter in Portland, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.” The article also carried the same viral video.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, on Wednesday evening a mother and her child were waiting for the MAX train when Brianna Lace Workman, 32, allegedly shoved the child off of the platform and onto the MAX train tracks without provocation. The D.A.’s office says the child landed face-first onto the metal rail and rocks before quickly being rescued. The child reported having a severe headache and a small red mark on their forehead after the incident.

When searched further, we got a YouTube video by KGW News which also covered the same incident.

According to the information above, the incident took place in the United States, and the woman is not an immigrant Muslim, as suggested by the circulating claim.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the widely shared video is not from Europe and is unrelated to accusations made against Muslim immigrants.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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