Han Family Speaks Out As Police Make Arrest in Fatal Subway Push

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The daughter of the Queens man who was shoved onto the subway tracks said her father was "always there for her." New York City police have arrested a man in the death of Ki-Suck Han.

Han's daughter, Ashley, said it "would have been great" if someone had helped him up but "what's done is done."

Instead she remembered her father as the person "who really enforced my education."

"He was always there for me," the 20-year-old Hunter College student said.

The family asked for privacy as they continue to grieve. A wake is to be held for Han in Flushing Wednesday night.

Police say Naeem Davis was arrested on a charge of murder Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Davis had been taken into custody for questioning Tuesday. Police say security video showed a man fitting the suspect's description working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center.

Police said Davis made statements implicating himself in the crime.

(Photo: Police released an image of the suspect in the fatal subway push./Courtesy of NYPD)

Han of Queens died after being hit by a train Monday at the Times Square subway station.

Police say he tried to climb a few feet to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform's edge.

It's not clear if Davis has a lawyer.

Mirela Iverac contributed reporting


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Comments [6]

Shala from Brooklyn

We absolutely should judge the photographer. No one on that platform acted in the interest of the victim but the photographer acted in his own interest (at the expense of the victim). He took photos instead of even trying to help. He handed the image card to his employer instead of the police; he licensed the image and demanded to be paid to appear on TV. Not only did he not help the victim he is capitalizing on this accident which is morally beyond the pale.

Dec. 06 2012 12:15 PM

I don't think people like Naeem Davis (or Jared Loughner or the Colorado shooter) should get a trial. They should just be executed. In cases where there's no question of guilt, why bother wasting time, energy, and money giving these monsters a trial and then supporting their lives with our tax dollars?

Dec. 06 2012 09:24 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

I second the sentiment of CMM from Westchester, NY.

This is so tragic, I wish more bystanders had helped to save Mr. Han's life.

Dec. 05 2012 08:07 PM
CMM from Westchester, NY

Is there a charity set up for the family?

Dec. 05 2012 06:10 PM
Susan from this great City

It's primarily The Post that deserves condemnation. Their decision to publish, especially with that headline, was revolting. I can understand how the photographer might have been shooting in that fast-paced situation, but I don't understand the decision to hand over the images to The Post.

Dec. 05 2012 11:52 AM
Brenda from New York City

Before we rush to judge the photographer let's remember that he was not alone on that platform. The only difference between him and all the other bystanders is it would appear that he did something while others did not. We never know what we'll do in an emergency. Instead of casting blame let's try to take better care of each other.

Dec. 05 2012 10:03 AM

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