Reward posted for culprit who pushed man to his death off subway platform

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MOUNT EDEN, The Bronx (CNN) -- Police in New York City are looking for the person they say pushed a man to his death from the subway platform into the path of the D train on Sunday, all while the victim's wife looked on in horror, helpless.

Police have little to go on, said Lt. John Grimpel. The description of the attacker is simple: a male wearing a dark jacket.

The horrific crime is "believed to be random," Grimpel said.

A flyer handed out at the scene. (Police handout)

A flyer handed out at the scene. (Police handout)

The victim was identified as Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, of the Bronx, police said. He was killed by an incoming subway train.

Kwok's wife was with him and was taken to the hospital for trauma, police said, though she was not physically injured.

Kwok was standing on the platform at the subway station at 167th Street and Grand Concourse when he was apparently pushed. First responders arrived at about 8:45 a.m., and Kwok was pronounced dead at the scene.

The attacker then fled the station and has not been identified or found, police said.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide, but a motive was lacking at the outset.

Police would not speculate whether there was an altercation between Kwok and the culprit, or whether there are any indications of a hate crime.

Sunday evening, police released surveillance video of a person wanted for questioning in connection with the homicide but did not call the person a suspect.

6 comments

      • paul

        oh you know, its only important to mention the color of their skin when letting know theres a reward to turn him in. But youre right what does it have to do with anything? Oh right its the fucking description so we can identify this scum bag you retard.

  • maritza feliciano

    Omg! This is insane like when is it that people would open up their eyes and realize that commiting these type of crimes and killing innocent people is definately “UNEXCEPTABLE AND JUSTICE SHOULD BE MADE!!!”😱My condolences goes outto the wife and family!

Comments are closed.