A father from Queens, N.Y. lost his life after being pushed off the Subway platform by another man, Monday (Dec. 3) afternoon.
Ki Suk Han, was struck by an oncoming train after an unidentified suspect pushed him to his death at the Times Square station.
The 58-year-old Korean immigrant of Elmhurst, was said to be protecting others around him from the “deranged man.” After falling onto the train tracks, bystanders screamed hoping to grab the attention of the driver of the approaching Q train. A freelance photographer for the New York Post captured and image of Han trying to climb back to safety in hopes that the flash from his camera would alert the train. “I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” R. Umar Abbasi revealed.
Han was run over as witnesses watched in horror.
Blood was reportedly coming out of Han's mouth, and his body was left in a position that made it virtually impossible to receive CPR. “I heard what I thought were heart sounds,” noted Dr. Laura Kaplan, a second-year resident at Beth Israel Medical Center, who was standing on the platform at the time of the incident. “We couldn't do CPR. He wasn't in the right position, and there was just no way to get him out of there.”
Han was transported to St. Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife, and college-aged daughter. According to his wife, who spoke through an interpreter, she and Han argued before he left their home, where he may have been drinking.
The NYPD is searching for the assailant, who quickly fled the scene. He is described as a Black man between the ages of 30-40, standing at roughly 5-foot-9-inches.
Click below to see photos of the suspect.
Photo: R. Umar Abbasi