A man was pushed onto subway tracks and killed by a train in Manhattan after an argument with another traveler Monday afternoon, witnesses and law enforcement sources said.
Police released video and photos of the suspect in the death at 49th Street.
The man who fell on the tracks at the N, Q, R station at Seventh Avenue was hit by a southbound R train at about 12:30 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at nearby St. Luke's Hospital.
Police identified him as 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han of Elmhurst, Queens.
Witnesses told police the other man was mumbling to himself before he and Han began arguing on the platform.
A bystander captured part of the fight between the two men and turned the video over to police, who released it to the public Monday night.
The man who allegedly pushed Han is heard cursing and saying, in substance, "Leave me alone... stand in line, wait for the R train and that's it."
He then pushed Han on to the tracks, police said. Han tried to climb back up onto the platform but died after getting trapped between the train and the platform's edge.
Subway pushes are unusual. Among the more high-profile was the January 1999 death of Kendra Webdale. A former mental patient admitted he shoved her to her death.
Police are searching for the suspect in the video, last seen wearing a dark jacket, a gray t-shirt and a cap.
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