Man Pushed In Front Of Train; Pic Makes Cover Of Post

By: Amanda Crum - December 4, 2012

In tragic and horrifying news out of New York today, police are searching for a man who was caught on camera pushing a man to his death onto subway tracks.

The incident occurred around 12:30 on Monday; the victim, 58-year old Ki Suk Han, fell onto the tracks and was unable to pull himself up before the train hit him. Witnesses say he was alive after he was hit and was moving; the scene was so grisly that the conductor had to be treated for trauma afterward.

Unfortunately, a photographer–R. Umar Abbassi–captured a photo of the man moments before the train slammed into him, and the picture made the front page of today’s New York Post, which has incensed many.


“Sickening rubber-necking front page from the New York Post,” Guardian sports editor Ian Prior posted on Twitter. “Imagine how this man’s family feels.”

Police say the victim was seen arguing with an unknown man moments before the man pushed him; they are still investigating the incident and are looking for the man based on surveillance footage. He is described as a black male in his 20s or 30s, around 5 feet 10 inches, weighing approximately 240 pounds. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, a down coat and a beanie-style knit cap. The man is also described as having short dreadlocks.

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  • Lisa

    The man that pushed this victim needs to be captured Immediately, RIP!

    • Keith

      Facts get the facts! Fact is this pan that got pushed was following and harrassing this man I’m sure people were trying to stay aay from this guy. The poilice have the pusher.

      • guy

        Hey Keith, pan get the facts pan, get the facts keithie boy.

  • Nicole

    I’m sorry for your lost to the family of this man.. RIP <3

    I wonder how people can just stand there and watch this poor guy struggle to pull himself back up to the platform and even once try to help him they're the first one to talk about witnessing him die and shit how about trying to help him smh to all those who were there I would of at least tried my best to pull him back up and the authorities better do whatever it takes to find this monster.

  • katie

    The people who stood by and watched should also be prosecuted. In the time it took to take this picture, and load up his flash, he had time to help him, but so did everyone else.

  • bill scheper

    Have him Drawn and Quartered in Washington Square….those of you unfamiliar; google “Drawing and Quartering” great Mideval punishment
    FIND HIM AT ALL COSTS- Take him alive so he can watch his intestines pulled from his belly

    • guy

      sick mutt you are; prob already had ur pulled.

  • Stinson

    I thnk that who took the picture should be prosecuted,and the new york times should be ashamed of thier seleves for putting that on the paper,cause the family has to see that.and the family should sue both photographer and the new York times! Roll tide!

  • Tara

    This has got to be the worst thing I have ever seen why would you take the picture when you could’ve gotten down to help this poor guy so ridiculous .

  • Deborah

    All I know is that if the photographer is going to get paid for every single time this pic is show: THAT MONEY BETTER GO TO THE FAMILY!!! AMERICA IS GETTING SICKER BY THE MINUTE!