Hunt on for killer in NYC subway shoving death
NEW YORK — Police hunted Monday for the man who shoved a stranger off a subway platform to his death and circulated surveillance footage of the suspect walking calmly away from the station just minutes after the fatal push.
Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing with his wife on the platform at the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street station in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx on Sunday when he was pushed from behind. Kwok was struck by a southbound D train at about 8:40 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was not injured.
There was no indication that Kwok knew the man or had any interaction with him before he was pushed, police said. His wife said she did not recognize the man. The killer fled the station and, police said, hopped on a city bus two minutes later with others who had been on the platform at the time of the push and unknowingly discussed the incident with the man nearby.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect walking calmly from the subway station. Later footage shows him getting off a bus 10 blocks away, heading into a convenience store and emerging smoking a cigarette.
The man is balding and dressed in a leather jacket, dark pants and white sneakers. Police are trying to determine his whereabouts.
The victim’s wife, 59, was taken to a hospital for observation.