Suspect That Pushed Man in Front of Train in NYC Incriminates Himself

58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was crushed by an incoming train

By on December 5th, 2012 10:54 GMT

A man from Queens was pushed on the tracks, and hit by a NYC subway train on Monday. The victim died soon after, and the whole thing was captured on video by a bystander.

Now the police have someone in custody for the gruesome crime. On Tuesday, December 4, he was apprehended at the corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue, in Manhattan, one block from the scene of the crime, the 49th street station.

58-year-old Ki-Suck Han had been identified as the victim of the attack. At around 12:30 p.m., several witnesses watched as he had a verbal argument with his attacker, before being pushed in front of the train. He was able to get off the tracks and tried to climb back on the platform, but ran out of time.

Newsday details that Han was unemployed, lived in Elmhurst and was of Korean descent. According to police reports, he was in Manhattan that day to renew his passport.

CCTV footage in the station led officers to the attacker, whom several people identified as a man who did chores for street vendors in the Rockefeller Center area.

Investigators have released to the press that the suspect lives in Jamaica, Queens. Following hours of questioning, police say he implicated himself in the crime. He will take part in a line-up; however, no charges have been made so far.

It is most likely that the victim and his attacker knew one another prior to the incident. Police suspect that the man who pushed Han could suffer from a mental disorder.

NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly stated that witnesses that came forward claimed they saw the man talking to himself, right before trying to throw Han on the tracks.

Asked if onlookers could have helped the man get up from the tracks faster, the commissioner gave no response.

“I wasn't there so I can't comment on that,” Kelly says.

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Police have a suspect in custody for the NYC subway incident
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