Man arrested after pushing commuter to death in front of wife on Subway

Suspect may have carried out a similar attack before

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Man arrested after pushing another man to his death in front of wife on Subway

A man has been arrested following the death of a stranger who he shoved into the path of a train at a subway station in New York.

Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested in the Bronx on Tuesday evening.

Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was fatally pushed in front of a speeding train at the East 167th SStreet station in Highbridge at about 8.45 a.m. on Sunday in front of his helpless wife.

Wai Kuen Kwok was standing with his wife on the platform when he was pushed from behind by a man, reports the Telegraph. He died at the scene.

The man fled the station and hopped on a bus with other people who had been on the platform at the time of the attack.

Darden, a parolee, is being questioned about the attack.

According to Fox News, Darden has been arrested a number of times for offenses including assault and robbery.

The Times also reported that Darden may have carried out a similar attack ten days earlier.

The victim of a platform incident on November 6, claims to have identified Darden from CCTV footage of the aftermath of the attack on Mr Kwok.

Charges are pending in that case, police said.


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