A Broadway actress who has starred in multiple off-Broadway shows and played bit roles on TV has been arrested for allegedly attempting to push a random woman in front of a subway train, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
Leonore Gonzalez, 57, of the Bronx was waiting on the 4, 5, and 6 Platform at Union Square when 35-year-old actress Keira Keeley walked up and pushed her from behind as the subway train was approaching. Gonzalez explained to police that she didn’t see Keeley coming but instinctively grabbed a pillar upon being pushed, saving herself from tumbling in front of the train.
A cop came running when he heard Gonzalez’s scream, and a witness claimed to have seen Keeley push her.
Keeley claims she was intoxicated and accidentally bumped into Gonzalez, even saying she tried to grab her and prevent her from falling. She admitted to feeling “wiggly” while waiting for the train after a night out with her boyfriend wherein she had four glasses of wine.
With no prior arrests, Keeley’s bail was set at $7,500 and she was charged with attempted assault with intent to injure with a weapon.
Officials said there was no video footage of the incident but they plan to interview the train’s operator.
Keeley has performed in various productions, including “The Glass Menagerie,” in 2010, and “Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2,” in 2011, according to her website.
“And the pellucid, trembling Keeley . . . is almost unbearably effective as a girl destined to have her heart crushed as surely as her glass unicorn figurine will be broken,” Time Out New York wrote of her “Glass Menagerie” performance.
TV shows she’s appeared in include “Elementary,” “Rubicon,” and “The Path.”
Sources who inquired at her apartment said a woman who was there at the time answered the door and said, “She’s not here.”
Neighbor Freddie Santos, 18, said he saw her about a week ago “playing her guitar” for a couple of little kids in her Bronx building.
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