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Suspect held in subway death


February 19. 2013 8:37PM
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NEW YORK — New York City police say a suspect in the death of a subway rider who was shoved onto the tracks has implicated himself in the crime.


The suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday after investigators recovered security video showing a man fitting the description of the assailant working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center.


New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne says no charges are expected to be announced until Wednesday.


Ki-Suck Han of Queens died shortly after being hit by a train Monday at the Times Square subway station.


Police say he tried to climb a few feet to safety, but got trapped between the train and the platform's edge.


Han was photographed just before a train hit him — an image that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post.


Han, 58, of Queens, died shortly after being struck.


The Post published a photo on its front page Tuesday of Han desperately looking at the train, his arms reaching up but unable to climb off the tracks in time. It was shot by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi, who was waiting to catch a train as the situation unfolded.


Abbasi said in a video interview on the Post's website that he used the flash on his camera to try to warn the train driver that someone was on the tracks. He said he wasn't strong enough to lift Han.




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