The man who confessed to pushing a Queens man in front of an oncoming subway train on Monday was arraigned yesterday, at which point he briefly gave his description of the incident that claimed the life of 58-year-old Ki Suk Han.
According to the suspect, 30-year-old Naeem Davis, Han started the fight that ended when Davis tossed him on the tracks.
“He attacked me first. He grabbed me,” Davis reportedly told the media as was walking into his arraignment.
Outside of the courthouse, Davis’ attorney, James Lin, told reporters that his client “was involved in an incident with a man who was drunk and angry.”
Whether Han was drunk at the time of the scuffle is yet to be
determined. However, he did have an empty bottle of vodka on him when he
fought with Davis.
Davis confessed on Tuesday that he and Han had
been arguing on their way into the Times Square Q Train subway stop on
Monday afternoon. After the argument escalated, Davis pushed Han onto
the tracks as a train was barreling into the station.
The train crushed Han to death.
In all, Davis has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and
second-degree murder with depraved indifference to human life.