Photographers capture man’s final moments
Photographers captured photos and video of a man just before he died after being pushed onto subway tracks in New York City.
WPIX reports it happened at a subway station at West 49th Street and Seventh Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012.
Ki-Suck Han, 58, was reportedly arguing with another man and part of their altercation was captured on video.
The second man then shoved Han onto the tracks. Han tried unsuccessfully to scramble back onto the platform. He was struck by an oncoming train.
The New York Post reports a freelance photographer flashed his camera repeatedly to try to get the train conductor’s attention. In the process, the photographer captured images the victim trying to escape the train.
The Post was criticized for putting one of the photos on its front page the day after Han’s death.
The man who allegedly pushed Han was described as a panhandler the Post said had been harassing others in the subway station before the attack on Han. He fled and had not yet been found.