Panhandler Admits to NYC Subway Murder: Cops

Homeless suspect is charged
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Updated Dec 5, 2012 2:05 PM CST

(Newser) – New York police have arrested a 30-year-old homeless man and charged him with the gruesome subway murder that has so terrified the city, after he allegedly confessed to the deed. A transit police captain caught the suspect, identified as Naeem Davis, while on a coffee break near Seventh Avenue on 50th Street, the New York Post reports. Police say Davis implicated himself during questioning, and was then identified by witnesses in a lineup, the New York Times adds.

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Officials say Davis had been arrested before for minor offenses such as peddling. Area street vendors say he sometimes ran errands for them. The Post's report on the matter also includes more details from the incident itself, saying that many onlookers tried to wave their hands to stop the train. One witness says she tried to administer CPR on Ki Suk Han after the impact, "but there was blood coming out of his mouth. He wasn't in the right position, and there was just no way to get him out of there." (Read more New York City Subway stories.)

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