Man killed after being pushed in front of oncoming New York City train

Outside the train station  
By: John Roberts 

A man was struck and killed by an oncoming train in New York City, according to police reports.

Police have released video and photos of the man who witnesses and police sources said pushed another man to his death onto the subway tracks located at 49th Street in Manhattan, after an argument late Monday.

The man who fell on the tracks at the N, Q, and R station on Seventh Avenue was hit by a southbound R rain. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police identified the victim as 58-year-old Han Ki-Suck from Elmhurst, Queens. Witnesses have told police the man with the other man in the video were seen arguing on the platform, at least one witness said that Han was intentionally pushed into the train.

A passerby captured part of the struggle between the two men and turned the video over to the police, who in turn released it to the public Monday night. The man who allegedly pushed him is heard cursing and saying, in essence: "Leave me alone, wait for the R train and that's it."

Patrick Gomez, who was at the station, said he heard a "thud that did not sound normal" when the train pulled into the station.
"People just stood there in fear and shock, not really knowing what's going on," he said. "Some people started running off the platform, others stayed there."

He said police evacuated the platform in minutes. The investigation is ongoing. N, Q and R trains were bypassing the 49th Street Station in both directions.



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