He died a hero. The Queens father who was pushed to his death by a seemingly deranged man at a New York subway platform was trying to help others before he was pushed over the platform and crushed.
Witness Umar Abbasi, who tried to stop the train from crushing the man, told the New York Post “I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash.”
He later recounted what he saw, saying the train crushed the man “like a ragdoll.”
“There was blood coming out his mouth. We couldn’t do CPR. He wasn’t in the right position. and there was just no way to get him out of there” said another witness.
Witnesses described first hearing screaming, then seeing people flee from the direction of the platform.
The killer, a black man in his 30’s or 40’s, was last seen running out of the station’s 47th Street exit heading northbound on Seventh Avenue. The man was described by witnesses as a homeless panhandler who had been harassing people in the subway.
The altercation occurred when the victim, Ki Suk Han, 58,tried to calm the homeless man down, telling him that he was scaring people. Witnesses then say the panhandler started screaming, “You don’t know me!” and then proceeded to push Han over the platform.
Another witness recalls seeing the suspect, saying, “As I was running toward the train, the man I believe pushed him ran the other way, and I heard him say, ‘Godd*mn motherf–ker.’
Han was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.