Photo Captures Man’s Final Moments Before Getting Hit by Subway Train
NEW YORK — A New York City woman says that she and her husband had been arguing before a stranger pushed him onto subway tracks in front of a speeding train in a moment captured on the front page of the New York Post.
According to the Post, Ki-Suck Han, 58, died of critical injuries at a New York hospital following the attack at a Midtown Manhattan subway station on Monday. Han’s widow says that she tried to call him after their fight, but he never answered her calls.
The New York Post has sparked outrage after they published a photo of Han moments before he was struck by the oncoming train on the cover of their front page on Tuesday morning. According to the Post, a freelance photographer on an unrelated assignment, Umar Abassi, took at least two pictures of Han before the train hit.
Abbasi claims that he was trying to use his flash to warn the train conductor, while the Post claims that Abbasi wasn’t strong enough to lift Han off the track.
The suspect in the attack is described as a panhandler who the Post reports had been harassing other subway riders prior to the attack, and who fled the subway station after he allegedly pushed Han onto the tracks.