NYC Subway Nightmare: Man Shoved to His Death

D train hit Wai Kuen Kwok's body while it was 'in midair'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2014 12:34 PM CST
A police officer watches a train pull out of a Midtown station.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – "Push, push!" That was what witnesses say Yow Ho Lee screamed at the East 167th Street station in the Bronx yesterday morning after her husband was shoved to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. The New York Times reports Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, and his wife traveled to Chinatown each weekend to get groceries; but horror struck yesterday when police say a middle-aged, balding man pushed Kwok off the platform. The D train's lead car hit Kwok "while his body was still in midair," per the New York Post. He was subsequently run over.

Witnesses say there was no significant interaction between Kwok and the suspect, who is said to have been wearing a black leather jacket, black pants, and white sneakers and reportedly left the station and got on a bus after the incident. It's the first time in roughly two years that a person was intentionally pushed to his death a NYC subway station (deaths are typically suicides or accidental falls). USA Today reports that as of this morning, police had no new leads in tracking down the suspect, who investigators believe may live near the station.

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