NYC police seek unidentified woman in second subway-push murder

By David Ferguson
Friday, December 28, 2012 8:59 EDT
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Police are seeking an identified woman who witnesses say pushed a man to his death in front of an elevated train, the second such incident in recent weeks. According to CBS New York, the woman was seen walking up and down the platform mumbling to herself before abruptly shoving the man into the path of an arriving train.

Police say that the man, who they have not identified, was standing on the northbound platform of the 40th Street and Queens Boulevard elevated train when the woman rushed him. No words were exchanged between the two and the victim did not appear to have noticed his assailant before she pushed him.

New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne told London’s Daily Mail that the man was struck by the first car of the No. 7 train and stuck under the wheels of the second car. The extent of his injuries made it difficult for police to provide the public with a description.

Browne said that the woman, who waited until the last possible moment to shove the victim to his death, fled the scene immediately. A security camera captured a fleeting image of the woman, who police said is “a heavyset Hispanic woman in her 20s, approximately 5-foot-5, with blonde or brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue, white and grey ski jacket and grey and red Nike sneakers.”

Earlier this month, 58-year-old Ki Suck Han was pushed in front of a subway train and killed by 30-year-old deli worker Naeem Davis.  Cell phone video taken at the scene reportedly showed the two men arguing moments before the incident took place.

Watch video about this story, embedded via CBS New York, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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