A 58-year-old subway passenger was killed on Monday after he was pushed onto the tracks of an onrushing train in Manhattan by a man who had been mumbling to himself as he walked along the platform, the police said.
The passenger, identified by the police as Ki-Suck Han of 52nd Avenue in Queens, tried to climb back onto the platform but did not make it; he was struck by a southbound Q train in the 49th Street station. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, the police said.
Police arrested a man in connection with the fatal push of a 58-year-old man in front of a train in Manhattan’s Times Square on Monday afternoon.
Police charged Naemm Davis, 30, with murder a day after picking him up for questioning.
Video of the incident showed the suspect, believed to be Davis, yelling at the victim before the deadly push.
He yelled, “Leave me the **** alone” to the victim. A short time later the man ended up on the tracks and was hit.
The incident took place at the 7th Ave. and 49th St. Station at about 12:30 p.m.