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Man killed after being pushed on train track

A MUMBLING woman pushed a man to his death in front of a New York subway train, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.

The man was standing on the platform in Queens, New York, at about 8pm last night when he was shoved by the woman, who witnesses said had been following him closely and mumbling to herself.

It didn't appear the man noticed her before he was shoved onto the tracks.

The woman fled, and police were searching for her. She was described as Hispanic, in her 20s, heavyset and about 5ft 5.

It was unclear if the man and the woman knew each other or if anyone tried to help the man up before he was struck by the train and killed.

Murder

On December 3, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was shoved in front of a train in Times Square.

A photograph of him on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the next day, causing an uproar and debate over whether the photographer, who had been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him.

A homeless man, 30-year-old Naeem Davis, was charged with murder in Han's death and is now held without bail. He has pleaded not guilty and has said that Han was the aggressor and had attacked him first.

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