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Man Killed By Train In New York Was Pushed Onto Tracks

A 61-year-old man who was standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform in New York on Sunday was pushed into the path of an oncoming train and killed, according to police.

Police say that the assailant fled on a local bus, the Bx35, and is still at large as of Sunday afternoon. While surveillance video has not surfaced, police say the victim did not fall onto the tracks by accident or jump into the path of the train, the New York Times reported. Police are now looking for a man wearing a dark-colored jacket as a suspect in the killing.

[quote text_size=”small” author=”– Alfredo Brown” author_title=”Train rider”]

Early in the morning, things like this happening on the train? I don’t know what kind of world we’re living in. It’s bad, it’s bad.


The victim, identified as Wai Kuen Kwok, was struck by the southbound D train at Grand Concourse and East 167th Street in Highbridge at about 8:50 am. The train’s motorman saw the man get pushed and hit the brakes, but it was too late, Newsday reported.

His wife was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital for trauma.

This is the fouth similar incident in recent years of a person being pushed onto tracks, ABC News reported. The last time a subway rider was killed after being pushed onto tracks was in December 2012, when a woman pushed a man into the path of a train in Queens. The woman, Erika Menendez, was charged with murder as a hate crime as the man was an Indian immigrant.

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