The biggest fear (if not, it should be!) of any NYC Subway rider is to get pushed onto the tracks in the path of an oncoming train. Many times the outcome is predictably fatal.
Unfortunately this was the case yesterday morning when an unidentified black male pushed 61 year old Wai Kuen Kwok onto the tracks at the 167th Street Station on the . Tanisia Morris, Pete Donohue, Caitlin Nolan & Bill Hutchinson of the New York Daily News has more:
A 61-year-old family man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform Sunday was pushed to his death in front of a train by a madman who attacked without warning, cops said.
A manhunt was on for the stocky stranger who without any apparent provocation shoved Wai Kuen Kwok into the path of a southbound D train in Highbridge as the victim’s wife watched in horror.
Kwok’s distraught wife told investigators the sickening 8:45 a.m. attack came out of the blue, saying there was no interaction between her husband and the man before the deadly push.
Police were handling the case as a random act of violence.
The train’s motorman saw Kwok tumble off the platform as he pulled into the 167th St. station, but he couldn’t stop in time, a transit source said.
“He said the guy just flew off the platform in front of his train as he was entering the station. The guy was still in the air when he hit him,” the source said.
Three cars rolled over Kwok before the train stopped, according to the source.
The killer bolted from the station, jumping on a Bx35 bus and taking it three stops to Edward L. Grant Highway and Jesup Ave., a police source said.
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Hopefully the surveillance images released will help catch this worthless human fast & get him off the streets forever.
xoxo Transit Blogger