Here’s the story for those who are not New Yorkers...
A 30-year-old man confessed today to being the subway psycho who launched an innocent straphanger into tracks, where he was killed by an oncoming Q train, law enforcement sources told The Post.
The suspect, Naeem Davis, was being questioned today in Manhattan, in connection to the grisly death of Ki Suk Han, 58, yesterday afternoon. The man was picked up on 50th Street near Seventh Avenue by a transit police captain, who was on a coffee break at 1:30 p.m. and ran over to grab him.
Davis confessed to shoving Han into tracks, though he’s not been formally charged yet, law enforcement sources said.
Han, of Elmherst, Queens, desperately tried to scramble back to the platform as onlookers screamed, shouted and frantically waved their hands and bags in a bid to get the downtown Q train to stop at around 12:30 p.m.
The man being questioned by cops was identified as a 30-year-old street vendor from Queens, according to law enforcement sources.
Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator.
I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash, said Abbasi, whose camera captured chilling shots of Suks tragic fight for his life.
The train slowed, but a dazed and bruised Han still wound up hopelessly caught between it and the platform as it came to a halt.
A shaken Abbasi said the train crushed him like a rag doll.
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The photo dude did try. He and the others were at a distance from the melee. And after it happened, he started flashing the oncoming train and others ran toward the victim. They just didn't make it in time.
So, what ya gonna do if a person who has been drinking and a mental patient fight in front of a oncoming train?
Go help the victim, while having the potential of being pulled into the train.
It is easy to be brave from a distance.
Remarkably well composed shots, coincidentally.