Suspect arrested in New York subway-pushing death

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Manhattan, NY, United States (4E) – A homeless man has been taken into custody Wednesday for allegedly pushing a 58-year-old man onto the subway tracks at a Manhattan, New York station which resulted to the victim being fatally hit by a southbound train.

According to police, 30-year-old Naeem Davis has been charged with two counts of murder and depraved indifference for the death of Ki-Suck Han Monday.

Davis has been arraigned Wednesday night and was being held without bail.

Police said Davis implicated himself during an interview with detectives Tuesday night, hours after he was apprehended along West 50th Street and Seventh Avenue which was just a block away from the 49th Street subway station where the incident happened.

A surveillance video taken shortly before the incident, showed Han arguing with another man. The unidentified man was yelling profanities and ordering Han to leave him alone.

Police was told by witnesses that Han was pushed moments later and some subway riders also reported hearing the assailant talking to himself before pushing Han.

The victim was trying to climb back onto the platform when an oncoming train hit him.

NY Daily News revealed Davis, who claimed he was attacked first by Han, said “He wouldn’t leave me alone, so I pushed him and saw him get hit by the train.”

Reports stated a witness to Han’s death picked Davis out of a police lineup Wednesday.

Police records stated Davis has been arrested in New York and Pennsylvania 12 times.

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