A 58-year-old Korean American man was killed on Monday after being into the path of an oncoming subway in Manhattan by another man following an argument, according to news reports.
Ki Suck Han of Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., was trying to climb out from the subway tracks when he was struck and killed by the downtown Q train yesterday afternoon, the New York Daily News reported.
Cops swarmed the station and surrounding area looking for the suspect, described by police as black, in his mid-20s with short dreadlocks. He wore a white T-shirt and a dark-colored beanie cap. Witnesses said they heard the attacker talking to himself before he screamed at Han — an argument that was captured on surveillance video — and then pushed him to his death.
“He was saying, ‘Get out of here’ and ‘Stop being crazy,’ ” a witness said, recalling what the suspect was shouting at Han. “They started fighting and then he pushed him.”
The suspect fled the crowded station as Han tried to scramble back onto the platform.
Using video cameras throughout the area, police were able to track down the suspect and arrest him on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. The investigators “saw his image at various locations and found people who knew him,” the newspaper reported.
Han was a married father of a college-aged daughter, according to the Daily News.