Pay attention to your surroundings…
A subway passenger in New York (NQR Station), was crushed to death, December 3rd, after being pushed onto the tracks by a crazed panhandler who have been harassing people all day waiting on the platform.
Ki Suk Han, 58, was seen arguing with the panhandler, just moments before he was fatally pushed onto the tracks of the oncoming train as it pulled into Times Square station.
As seen in the video that was taken of the incident moments before it happened, you can hear the panhandler shouting, ‘Leave me the fuck alone. Take your mother fucking ass over there, stand in line, wait for the R train, that’s it.’
The New York Post quoted ‘law enforcement sources’ as saying that Mr Han had been trying to calm the man down before being attacked.
‘He went up to try and calm him down, he saying, ‘You’re scaring people’, but the emotionally this old man just started screaming and cursing, saying, ‘You don’t know me! You don’t know who I am!’
Though many people witnessed the encounter, no one helped Han.
Photographer R. Umar Abbasi, who captured Han’s final moments claimed that he raced for the oncoming train, flashing his camera to get the train operator’s attention. But Abbasi never attempted to pull Han from the path of the oncoming train.
The Daily Mail reports:
Abbasi described seeing Han ‘being crushed like a ragdoll’.
He said, ‘Out of the periphery of my eye, I just saw a body flying, flying through the air.’
‘People started waving their hands, anything they could find. They were shouting to the man in the tracks, “Get out! Get out of there!”’
‘The most painful part was I could see him getting closer to the edge. He was getting so close. And people were running toward him and the train.
‘As I was running toward the train, the man I believe pushed him ran the other way, and I heard him say, “Goddamn motherf–ker.”
‘I didn’t think about [the attacker] until after. In that moment, I just wanted to warn the train — to try and save a life.’
Police said that after being thrown onto the tracks Mr Han had barely missed being electrocuted on the third rail and looked stunned as he sat up with the train bearing down on him.
He then scrambled to his feet and tried in vain to clamber back onto the platform.
One witness reported seeing him being dragged 10 to 15 feet before the train finally came to a halt.
One commuter Patrick Gomez, 37, told DNAInfo: ‘You heard almost like a thud. You heard people yelling, people running out…People were just standing in shock.’
A doctor who was waiting on the platform attempted to administer first aid, but Mr Han was not breathing and failed to regain consciousness.
Dr. Laura Kaplan, 27, a second-year resident at Beth Israel Medical Center, told how people were shouting and yelling when the tragedy happened but were running in the other direction.
She said she used her stethoscope and heard what she thought were heart sounds, but Mr Han never took a breath.
Another passenger reported seeing blood coming from Mr Han’s mouth and said it had been impossible to give him CPR.
Mr Han, who lived with his wife and daughter in Elmhurst, was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His wife said she had argued with her husband, who had been drinking, before he left the house at around 11 am and headed into Manhattan.
She said she tried calling him several times in an attempt to calm him down but he did not pick up her calls.
One witness claimed Mr Han had been the aggressor and authorities reportedly found a bottle of vodka on his body afterward.
The attacker, who is described as black, 30 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-9, with short dreadlocks and wearing a white T-shirt, dark jacket, filthy jeans, black sneakers with a white stripe and a black beanie cap, collected his paper cup full of change before running out of the station’s 47th Street exit.
He is being hunted by police who were last night scouring surveillance video for signs of him.
The fire department said that two people who witnessed the man’s gruesome death had to be treated for trauma.
The station is located just off 7th Avenue in midtown and has four tracks and two platforms.
The train’s operator was taken from the station in a wheelchair, wearing an oxygen mask and was treated for shock.
A transit source said: ‘He’s traumatized’.
The one thing that pisses me off about this story is this…
All of these witnesses…
People filming the incident, taking pictures, and standing around looking…
No one thought to go snatch Han up…
Grab his coat and snatch him…
These ‘so called’ witnesses
can go to HELL should have Han’s face haunt them for life!!! What type of animal would just stand by and watch someone die?
Rest In Paradise Mr Han…
And Mrs Han…
Please don’t have a bad impression of people after this…
Everyone are not as soulless as the passengers of the NQR Station displayed that sad day…