The New York Police Department is now searching for the suspect behind the shoving of an Asian man onto the subway track at Grand Central 42nd Street station on Monday.
🚨WANTED🚨Help us identify individual below wanted for an assault at Grand Central Station on 7/30/18. He’s a black male, approx 27-28 years old, thin build and approx 5’8. Contact 1-800-578-TIPS. #NYPDProtecting pic.twitter.com/NSUZXMBmtC
— NYPD 10th Precinct (@NYPD10Pct) August 1, 2018
The incident happened on July 30 at around 4 p.m. when the 47-year-old victim was standing on the platform as he waited for his train to work when suddenly, a 20-something man bumped him, according to FOX5NY.
The victim, identified as Dai Kang, asked the reason why the suspect bumped him; however, he only answered aggressively and challenged Kang to a fight.
“I don’t understand how these people, they wanna kill, you know,” Kang told ABC7.
“You never know if this guy had something inside the bag, because he had a bag. How do I know if he has a gun or knife,” he continued when he saw the picture of the man who shoved him while his arm is wrapped around his son.
Soon after the confrontation, the suspect shoved him onto the train tracks.
“He watched me, and I’m scared, and he said ‘do you want to die?’ I said I don’t want to see your face, get out of here. I turned my back,” he said.
Disoriented, Kang thought the moment could be the last of his life and that he would get hit by an oncoming train or get electrocuted. Fortunately, he heard a voice just as he was about to lose hope.
“I hear somebody say, ‘please give me your hand, give me your hand’. So I look up, two guys, American citizen people, they helped me,” he recalled as other commuters immediately lend a helping hand to get him back to safety.
Kang was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Fortunately, he only suffered scrapes to his arms and legs.
The victim is now asking for the public’s help to identify the man. Those who may have information on the matter can call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
“Today it’s me, tomorrow maybe another passenger,” Kang said.
Featured image via Twitter / NYPD10Pct