The man who allegedly pushed a Queens man to his death at a Times Square subway stop on Monday told police that he watched the man die — he reportedly says he heard his “torso snap.”
The suspect, 30-year-old drifter Naeem Davis, admitted to police that he shoved Queens father Ki Suk Han onto the tracks as a train was approaching. He says he stayed and watched as the train struck Suk Han.
Davis was busted about 1:30 p.m. yesterday near 50th Street and Seventh Avenue when a transit cop recognized him.
Davis, who has a lengthy rap sheet, told police he and Suk Han “bumped into each and started arguing before getting to the
turnstiles.” He says he then “continued the confrontation” as the two were waiting for the train.
“He said the victim was harassing him and that he pushed him onto the tracks,” a police source tells the New York Post.
“I begged him to leave me alone, and he wouldn’t,” Davis allegedly told police. “He wouldn’t stay away, and I pushed him.”
Davis is expected to be put through a lineup later today. Charges have not yet been filed.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 5, 2012