“She was acting weird and crazy,” said the cops.
Menendez was recognized on a street in Brooklyn on Saturday morning by a passerby who called 911, police said. The male caller said she resembled the woman in the video of the suspect fleeing the scene Thursday night. Officers responded and confirmed her identity before bringing her to the 112th Precinct detective squad, where she confessed to the homicide, according to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
Menendez was also identified in a lineup Saturday afternoon as the woman who pushed Sen into the path of the No. 7 train at 40th St. and Queens Blvd. in Queens, police said.
“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up,” Menendez told police, according to the district attorney’s office.