MOUNT EDEN, The Bronx (PIX11) – In the wake of an unspeakable crime on the New York City subway in which a man was pushed to death in front of a moving train, investigators appear to be getting closer to answers in the case.
Police are looking to question Kevin Darden -- identified as a person of interest, but not a suspect -- in connection with the killing of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, of the Bronx, authorities said.
On Sunday morning, Kwok and his wife were waiting for a train at the 167th Street and Grand Concourse station when a stranger pushed him off the platform into the path of a fast-moving D train, police said.
As his wife watched on in horror, Kwok was struck by the speeding train and was pronounced dead at the scene. The attacker, who is believed to have targeted the victim at random, immediately fled.
Surveillance cameras caught a man casually smoking a cigarette outside the station shortly after the fatal push. Police said that man is Darden and they want to speak with him.
The 34-year-old Darden, who is listed in the state's corrections records under the name Kevin Darlyn, has a lengthy rap sheet, with close to 30 priors, including first-degree robbery, according to New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-577-TIPS, visit www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com, or text their tip to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIP577.