Arms Kill!

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But no one’s calling for “arm control”….

Detectives in New York are searching for a female suspect who fled a subway station after a man was fatally pushed in front of a train on an elevated platform in Queens, N.Y.

http://gma.yahoo.com/man-fatally-pushed-front-subway-061324661–abc-news-topstories.html

At 8:04 p.m. on Thursday an unnamed man was standing on the northbound platform at 40th Street and Queens Blvd., waiting for the 7 train. Witnesses told police that a woman was walking back and forth on the platform and talking to herself before she took a seat on a wooden bench on the platform.

As the 7 train approached the station, witnesses said the woman rose from the bench and pushed the man onto the tracks, who was standing with his back to her.

Witnesses told police that the victim did not notice the woman behind him. He was struck by the first of the 11-car train, with his body pinned under the front of the second car as the train came to a stop, according to a statement from Deputy Commissioner Paul Brown.

After pushing the man onto the platform the woman then fled down the stairs to Queens Blvd. She was described as wearing a blue, white and grey ski jacket, and grey and red Nike sneakers.

It is unclear if the two knew each other, or whether anyone attempted to help the man to the platform before he was struck by the train.

Overnight the NYPD released surveillance video of the woman believed to be the suspect, Detectives were also canvassing locations along Queens Blvd for other witnesses and surveillance video.

Thursday’s incident marks the second straphanger death this month–a man was killed in midtown after being pushed onto the subway tracks under an oncoming train.

On Dec. 3, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was tossed onto the subway track at 49th Street and Seventh Avenue around 12:30 p.m. after an altercation with a man who was later identified as 30-year-old Naeem Davis. Davis has been charged with murder in Han’s death and was ordered held without bail.

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eric

Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia. 

  4 comments for “Arms Kill!

  1. Bill in NC
    December 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love Bloomberg’s response, essentially “rare occurrence, normally you can ride the subway w/o fear of being shoved in front of a train by the obviously mentally-ill we allow to roam like free-range chickens”

    • BrentP
      December 30, 2012 at 1:33 am

      It’s always a rare occurrence not worthy of action when it is an event that is not useful to government.

  2. December 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    yep, we definitely need “arm control”, we just need everyone who has arms to register them with the proper authorities and get fingerprinted. It’s not like you have a “right” to your “arms” just because you are born with them…
    The govt will also require a 72 hour waiting period for all arms. For your convenience they will be removed via bonesaw or you can be handcuffed to the waiting wall in the specified govt facility during the waiting period. These are simple make sense regulations and you have nothing to worry about as along as you follow the coercive and threatening rules dictated by our leaders.
    Not sure how the fingerprinting will work since they will be on the “arms” but there are some really smart people working for the govt, I am sure they can figure it out.
    Please locate the nearest “compliance associate” so they can assist you.

    • mithrandir
      December 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      I can just imagine a room full of newborn babies handcuffed to the wall for three days.

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