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(KSL News) -- A mother in San Diego, today, faces attempted murder charges for pushing her toddler onto the tracks of an oncoming train.
Witnesses say Rachel Garta led her two-year-old son by the hand onto the tracks, then told him to stay there. The conductor was able to stop before hitting the child.
Police say Garta then picked up the boy and pushed him onto the path of an on-coming trolley. Again, that driver stopped in time, as security officer pulled the toddler to safety.
Police are investigating Garta for attempted murder and child endangerment.
Her son is in protective custody.