New York man allegedly pushed off subway platform, killed by train

Uniformed and plainclothes police officers stand outside a New York subway station after a man was killed after falling into the path of a train, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Transit officials say police are investigating whether he could have been pushed onto the tracks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Mark Lennihan
Police outside a New York subway station where a man was killed below after allegedly being pushed into the path of a train on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly pushed a man off a Manhattan subway platform to his death on Monday.

Authorities said the victim, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han, tried to climb out but died after getting trapped between an oncoming train and the platform edge. Transit officials said the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at 49th Street and Seventh Avenue and involved a southbound "Q" train.

Witnessed described the suspect as a man in his 20s wearing a white t-shirt who was mumbling to himself before pushing the victim. Authorities are reviewing security camera footage.

Patrick Gomez, who was in the station, said he heard a "thud that didn't sound normal" when the train pulled into the station. He said people started screaming and running.

He said police quickly evacuated the platform.