NY Post Cover Photo of Doomed Man Prompts Public Outcry

NY Post Cover Sparks Outcry

The NY Post is taking heat for publishing a cover photo of a man just moments before he is run over and killed by a subway train in New York on Monday.

Ki Suk Han, 58, of Queens, was described by the Post as a “good samaritan” who tried to protect NY transit riders from a crazed panhandler at the Times Square station.

The unidentified panhandler exchanged words with Mr. Han before shoving the middle aged man onto the train tracks. Mr. Han desperately tried to climb back onto the platform but he was too weak to lift himself.

Han’s wife, who lived with him and their college-age daughter in Elmhurst, said he was drinking and they argued before he left home.

After pushing Han, the panhandler picked up his paper change cup and fled on foot. Surveillance cameras at the station show an unkempt black man wearing a knit skull cap arguing with Han on the platform prior to the attack.

Witnesses tell the Post Han was hit by the train and dragged 10-15 feet down the tracks. Dr. Laura Kaplan, who was on the platform and witnessed the attack, grabbed her stethoscope and tried to help Han.

“I heard what I thought were heart sounds,” she said, but Han wasn’t breathing.

“There was blood coming out his mouth. We couldn’t do CPR. He wasn’t in the right position. and there was just no way to get him out of there.”

NY Post photographer R. Umar Abbasi was also on the platform waiting for the train when he snapped 2 photos of Mr. Han’s last moments on earth.

“The most painful part was I could see him getting closer to the edge. He was getting so close,” Abbasi said. “And people were running toward him and the train.

“As I was running toward the train, the man I believe pushed him ran the other way, and I heard him say, ‘Goddamn motherf–ker.’

One of Abbasi’s photos was published on the cover of the Post this morning. The Post was immediately besieged by angry phone calls and emails from its outraged readers.

The Post explained that Abbasi was too weak to lift Mr. Han onto the platform.

Abbasi himself gave the excuse that he was using his camera’s flash in an attempt to warn the train conductor that a man was on the tracks.

“I didn’t think about [the perp] until after,” said Abbasi. “In that moment, I just wanted to warn the train — to try and save a life.”

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    103 Responses to “NY Post Cover Photo of Doomed Man Prompts Public Outcry”

    1. 1
      69 says:

      :wtf: kind of chit is this?

    2. 2
      Trendsetter says:

      smh

    3. 3
      Bootcampgirl says:

      Abbasi and everybody else who was there watching this man meet his demise are full of shat!!!!

    4. 4
      lovezoe says:

      Al Roler went in. He was hot that the photog didn’t help. He said no excuse you put the camera down.

    5. 5
      Who Dat says:

      They azzes over at the NY Post need to be flogged for what I just posted downstairs as well. How dare they caption Kasandra Perkins as “Slain Baby Mama” in her pic in that story…and now this ish.

      Fugg ‘em.

    6. 6
      Bad Influence says:

      oh heyul nawl.. :no:

    7. 7
      Donna del Gatto says:

      our society is becoming more and more MORBID!

    8. 8
      Bird says:

      How unfortunate. And what a clear shot. And since when do New Yorkers help each other?

    9. 9
      69 says:

      First

      It’s not Mr. Hans place to be doing the chit that the NYPD should be doing and I hope that whoever took this photo gets the fck slapped out of him. If this had been my father I would find this punk ass bitch and push his ass off the platform too. :cuss:

    10. 10
      Donna del Gatto says:

      Who Dat says:

      They azzes over at the NY Post need to be flogged for what I just posted downstairs as well. How dare they caption Kasandra Perkins as “Slain Baby Mama” in her pic in that story…and now this ish.

      Fugg ‘em.

      __________

      OMG are you serious???? The NY Post is sleazy as hell, but this is a new low!

    11. 11
      iyonah says:

      Extremely sad. Odd that there isn’t a photo of people trying to help him off, that’s really disturbing. Where is the compassion these days?

    12. 12

      Here’s why—-CAPITALISM!
      No compassion for nothign!
      Fukc all this shatt! *throws the last pagan egg*

    13. 13

      RIP
      ==========
      The family should go after some proceeds :tea:

    14. 14
      OutsidetheBox says:

      “Slain Baby Mama”
      __________________

      They.did.not. :eek:

    15. 15
      Bootcampgirl says:

      That pic looks so morbid, I can’t even imagine what was going through his mind while staring at that train coming right for him…

    16. 16
      Bad Influence says:

      i just read the write up. that is so bad. that whole story is bad…damn :no:

    17. 17
      DoNotDeleteMe says:

      So there were not at least two people available that could have just lifted him up to safety? :shrug: I mean, seriously? Just reach down and pull him to safety…sheesh!

    18. 18
      Who Dat says:

      On all things good I just nastygram’d their editor about that ish with Kasandra Perkins. This with the man on the subway tracks I already read about earlier today. May he RIP…

      Clicked on the link in SR’s post about Belcher/Perkins and they got that young lady captioned like that… :no: Pist me ALL the way off.

    19. 19
      GAGIRL87 says:

      Now this was very insenstive

    20. 20
      69 says:

      But truth be told, I nearly stopped riding MARTA for this same chit. About 5 years ago a man got hit by a train at Lenox Station and every since then I’ve been messed up about riding. Passing by and seeing that white sheet and that body

      I don’t stand no where near that edge IF and WHEN I do take the train :nono:

    21. 21
      Sandra Rose says:

      @ lovezoe, it even looks like the photographer ran down the platform to get a better picture of the doomed man. Notice how far away the other subway riders are?

    22. 22
      Diva says:

      This makes me nauseous especially on an empty stomach! I gotta go get me some LURNCH!

    23. 23
      Donna del Gatto says:

      I just clicked on the link… :facepalm:

      Them fukkers said:

      ‘Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher leaned over his mortally wounded gal pal,’

      ^^^^
      “gal pal” tho???? I guess that sounds better than baby momma… :sarcasm:

    24. 24

      Could he not run? I didn’t read :no:

    25. 25
      Smonae80 says:

      :wtf: why would they make this the cover, they don’t gv two phucks about the family huh :no:

    26. 26
      Diva says:

      :wave: hey 69 :kiss:

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      Who Dat says:

      @OTB go back to the story SR linked to on Belcher/Perkins and they might still have it up. Don’t matter I got a screen shot. Change it to whatever you want NY Post…

    28. 28
      Donna del Gatto says:

      and to refer to her as a ‘Slain baby mama’ under her pic???? what is WRONG with these people???

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      robin says:

      This is so unbelievably sad. I ride the subway everyday and stand alllll the way baaack. This photo’g should feel like crap. Who does that, stands and films while someone is in distress. If nothing else, today I learned if by chance you slip into the subway,if you are able run to the end. It buys you time, there are stairs at the end of the platform that you can walk up.

    30. 30
      lovezoe says:

      Ain’t this bout a shame:

      The Target employee who was PIMP SLAPPED in the face by Katt Williams says he’s been FIRED from his job …even though HE was the one who was attacked.

      TMZ broke the story … Forrest Liebenberg was having a calm conversation with the comic in the Northern California store when Katt slapped him in the face for no apparent reason. Liebenberg didn’t strike back … instead he pulled out his phone and called for help.

      After the incident, Forrest told CBS13 he’d been terminated from his job with no explanation — saying, “They weren’t very clear, but it is obvious to me that it was based on this incident.”

      He added, “Maybe I was a little uninformed about how seriously the situation was with Target, but obviously it is pretty serious.”

      Forrest says he doesn’t know if Target believes he’s the person who leaked the security footage to TMZ. He also claims he is NOT the leaker.

      We reached out to Target for comment — so far, radio silence.

    31. 31
      MissHarlem says:

      BIRD contrary to popular belief we do help each other but those stories dont get glorified. The story of the cop who brought a homeless dude a pair of shoes and socks on our coldest day got a two sentence mention along with others.

      NEW YORK POST aint never been chit to me or any minority for that matter.

      This messed up all kinds of commutes yesterday. May his family have peace

    32. 32
      Who Dat says:

      No @DDG…under her pic. It says her name…then in italics it says ‘Slain Baby Mama’ as if that ish was her TITLE.

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      Iheart says:

      :wtf: This is just so heartless :mad: DId these bastards even think that this is something his family will have to live with for the rest of their lives?

    34. 34

      GET em Kdub! :warning:
      =========
      I guess it’s too much to expect them to print something along the lines of “the mother of belcher’s only child” :sarcasm:

    35. 35

      Everyone is numb to humanity nowadays. No one thinks to save someone they just pull out their phones and click. There was a blind man when I was walking with my kids about to head into traffic. I left my kids with my friend to help him across the street because there was a group of guys just watching and laughing. I guess if he would have gotten ran over they would have video-ed it and sent it to WSHH!

    36. 36
      Who Dat says:

      and to refer to her as a ‘Slain baby mama’ under her pic???? what is WRONG with these people???
      ^^ Good so you did see it. Not sure wtf wrong with folks.

    37. 37
      renegadesince1985 says:

      OMG…How horrible! NOBODY even tried to help??? Folks more concerned about taking pics than saving a life… :no:

    38. 38
      MissHarlem says:

      Oh and people are UPSET at this photographer and their are talks about finding out who this person is.

    39. 39
      Donna del Gatto says:

      @KDub

      Yeah I scrolled down and saw it…it’s still there…. #damnshame

    40. 40

      I’d like to see a photo of all of the stander-bys!

      You big pack of bitches…

    41. 41

      So the Target employee got fired for GETTING slapped?

    42. 42
      luVn_liFe... says:

      For Shame For shame . . This is the problem with society today,Everyones looking to get the first AWE Factor

    43. 43
      WorkInProgress says:

      Doomed is right. our SOCIETY is doomed. all these ppl stood there and watched that man get ran over by that train. And you have this jackazz more interested in a story than performing an act of love. and Then to add salt to the wound u gonna post that pic with no regards to the surviving relatives.

    44. 44
      Smokie says:

      I understand everything everyone is saying, but that picture is… amazing.

    45. 45
      Ace says:

      :coffee:

      I watched a nicca die on them NY tracks on WSHH ….not a good look… :no:

      RIP Han…may you be forever in heaven kicking in Gundam Style

    46. 46
      Donna del Gatto says:

      :eek:

    47. 47

      Maybe he got fired for not following ‘protocol’ :shrug:

      Perhaps they have a system in place and mgmt should have called 911 :shrug:

      =====
      OAN: if I see one more damn worker anywhere on a bloody cell phone :shotsfired:

      I had to make a scene about the BOA guard on his friggin phone.

      Me:Homie you can do that at home! You’re being paid to protect this place you’re standing in… :huh: #fukcer

    48. 48
      KayCeiSoul says:

      Dear Auntie,

      Most days when I am in here, showing you support, and communicating with my fellow posters, whom I dearly love, I am at work.

      I have been working with the people at my job for 10 years.
      They believe I’m sane. That changed today. When I read these two lines, I lost it.

      “After pushing Han, the panhandler picked up his paper change cup and fled on foot.”

      “As I was running toward the train, the man I believe pushed him ran the other way, and I heard him say, ‘Goddamn motherf–ker.’”

      :wail: :rofl: :ghost:

      Please let me know if you can find me a place and a job in ATL. I have a degree in IT/Security w/over 5 years experience in IT. Me and the baby be waitin’. <—Miss Sophia voice.

    49. 49
      MissHarlem says:

      SMOKIE :yes: it is in a weird way. In the likes of looking at pics of people falling from buildings you know the outcome but the pic and where your mind takes you is amazing

    50. 50
    51. 51
      Keesh says:

      Well Damn….

    52. 52

      RIP Han…may you be forever in heaven kicking in Gundam Style

      :wail:

    53. 53
      Who Dat says:

      Why is it mentioned that Mr. Han was drinking? I from time to time have a drink on my day off. Dont give nobody the right to push me in front of a moving TRAIN. I am about done with folks on this day the Lord has gave….

    54. 54
      lisaROSE says:

      if they wanted to help they shouldve told him to run from the dam train into the tunnel !!!! may god receive this man with open arms this was a dam tragedy!!! i have been complaining about how Bloomber needs to handle all these cucu crazies in nyc theres too many crazpeople not on their freaking MEDS !!!!!

    55. 55
      WorkInProgress says:

      I swear some ppl just need to be Haunted. I hope Han pays Abassi a visit EVERY night till the day he dies.

    56. 56

      <–votes to take this photo down, black it out, do something OTHER THAN THIS…

    57. 57
      KayCeiSoul says:

      “RIP Han…may you be forever in heaven kicking in Gundam Style”

      *****************************************
      DAMN YOU ACE!!!!!!!!!!!! :wail:

      I see I need to leave this post and NOT scroll back up to read anymore comments. This is a fully functional, DYS-DAMN-FUNCTIONAL family in here! :rofl:

    58. 58
      NaijaGal says:

      well damn

    59. 59
      Who Dat says:

      @GYP is that bish Mhissy from LAST NITE???

      :ghost:

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    61. 61
      WorkInProgress says:

      I swear some ppl just need to be Haunted. I hope Han pays Abassi a visit EVERY night till the day he dies.

      him and the sicko who pushed him and all the ppl that just stood there

    62. 62
      INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

      SHAME ON THEM!!! SMDH!!

    63. 63
      Bootcampgirl says:

      The Post also printed about how the deceased and his widow fought before the incident. I’m not sure what that has to do with the price of tea in china.

    64. 64

      Why YASSSSSSSSSSS it is KDUB!!!

    65. 65
      Iheart says:

      RIP Han…may you be forever in heaven kicking in Gundam Style

      ________

      Did you have to throw that in? :crying:

    66. 66
      KayCeiSoul says:

      Now that I am past the reporting, and have skipped the comments above Ace’s, (can’t take no chances), I pray this man has peace, and that they find the agressor and his hustle cup.

    67. 67
      MissHarlem says:

      BOOT it doesnt but knowing the post they will find a way smh.

    68. 68
      daprinceofradio says:

      Bird says:

      How unfortunate. And what a clear shot. And since when do New Yorkers help each other?

      You can say that again…And the same goes for Philly. Brotherly love my Azz…If i was at the train station at the time of this unfortunate situation I would of told him to go under the platform..Theres a little space under there. He just would have been trapped in between the train and the wall under the platform, briefly. This is just so sad….:(

    69. 69
      AlluringlySweet says:

      Society makes me regret I brought a child into this world, somedays. I know that each each generation and times in history had it’s dangers however it has gotten more degenerate. Sometimes it feels like I’m living in the midst of a ticking time bomb. As in the days of Noah….

    70. 70
      MzTisch says:

      Bootcampgirl says:

      The Post also printed about how the deceased and his widow fought before the incident. I’m not sure what that has to do with the price of tea in china.

      ^^^^^^
      The media always has to villain-ize minorities. Even if they are victims.

    71. 71
      Bootcampgirl says:

      :offtopic:
      Sooo, 4 of my guys are going back to jail, I can hear them in the Probation Officer’s office :crying: up a storm. I tried to warn they dumb asses :facepalm:
      And my attempted murdered dude turned himself in last Monday but his two co-d’s turned themselves in first so you know they was :whistle: like birds..

    72. 72
      NaijaGal says:

      RIP Han…may you be forever in heaven kicking in Gundam Style
      ======================
      :danban: :danban1:

    73. 73
      iWhip says:

      WorkInProgress says:

      Doomed is right. our SOCIETY is doomed. all these ppl stood there and watched that man get ran over by that train. And you have this jackazz more interested in a story than performing an act of love. and Then to add salt to the wound u gonna post that pic with no regards to the surviving relatives.

      :cosign:

    74. 74
      KayCeiSoul says:

      Thank you Ace. I can’t stop thinking about that Gundam man and Hammer performing together at the awards now. :wail:

    75. 75
      lisaROSE says:

      the post aint sssssssshhhhhhttttttt!!! se van a joder

    76. 76
      iWhip says:

      KayCeiSoul says:

      Now that I am past the reporting, and have skipped the comments above Ace’s, (can’t take no chances), I pray this man has peace, and that they find the agressor and his hustle cup.

      :ghost:

      she came back guhl! :tea:

    77. 77
      Ace says:

      *goes and e-smangs his baby for his early xmas gift*

      :kiss:

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      Iheart says:

      You ain’t neva getting nothing again for Xmas for that gamgham comment sir :rofl:

    79. 79
      KayCeiSoul says:

      @ FAY – NO! That cat came back!?!?

      Going to FB…I’ll be right-right back. :karate:

    80. 80
      luVn_liFe... says:

      HOLLERRRRRING! At KaeCei!! Omggggg

    81. 81

      @Fay-Which post is she commenting in on your post?

    82. 82
      Who Dat says:

      Why YASSSSSSSSSSS it is KDUB!!!
      ^^^^ Did you want to purnch huh last night TOO?????

    83. 83
      Ace says:

      Iheart says:

      You ain’t neva getting nothing again for Xmas for that gamgham comment sir :rofl:
      ————————————————————————

      That’s why i made sure i had my **** before i posted… #Clever

    84. 84
    85. 85
      Ace says:

      Bootcampgirl says:

      :offtopic:
      Sooo, 4 of my guys are going back to jail, I can hear them in the Probation Officer’s office :crying: up a storm. I tried to warn they dumb asses :facepalm:
      And my attempted murdered dude turned himself in last Monday but his two co-d’s turned themselves in first so you know they was :whistle: like birds..
      ————————————————————————–

      What’s your occupation ms. camp? I bet you be having some stories on par with Blu’s Students… spill them! :waiting:

    86. 86

      I wanted to punch that bytch cause she was walking like Beyonce in Case’s video when he proposed to her!

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      No one thinks to save someone they just pull out their phones and click
      ____________________________________

      :( on a related vain, I miss everything one would want to make internet famous because I DONT think to grab my phone/camera/etc. :no:

      I also dont take a lot of pics of my kids (i get admonsished for this) I just dont think of it like others apparently.

      My good friend was over and everything the kids did she was like, “take a pic..” :eek: Chit reminded me of my teens.

    88. 88
      Sandra Rose says:

      Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

      Could he not run? I didn’t read
      _______________

      People don’t realize how hard it is to lift yourself up from shoulder height. You have to have strong upper arms and shoulder muscles to lift yourself. He was middle aged. :no:

    89. 89
      luVn_liFe... says:

      AlluringlySweet says:
      Society makes me regret I brought a child into this world, somedays

      ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
      This is oneof my biggest issues/Fears of having babies.I Want em,but the way of the world right now is vile

    90. 90
      Sandra Rose says:

      @ Robin, you can also lay down flat on your back between the tracks. The train’s undercarriage is high enough that it won’t touch you.

    91. 91
      iWhip says:

      YNG it’s the pic of the vlogger named “Hair Crush” posted yesterday :cuss:

    92. 92
      Ace says:

      there should be safety steps every 10-20feet on the platforms for situations like this… :coffee:

    93. 93
      Iheart says:

      @Fay, If that bish don’t gawn on somewhere :mad:

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      Bootcampgirl says:

      :

      Bootcampgirl says:

      Sooo, 4 of my guys are going back to jail, I can hear them in the Probation Officer’s office up a storm. I tried to warn they dumb asses
      And my attempted murdered dude turned himself in last Monday but his two co-d’s turned themselves in first so you know they was like birds..
      ————————————————————————–

      What’s your occupation ms. camp? I bet you be having some stories on par with Blu’s Students… spill them!
      __________________
      :stop: no Blu. I’m a substance abuse counselor at Boot Camp and I also teach a group at Probation and Parole…

    95. 95
      KayCeiSoul says:

      Fay – I got her. I gave her that good ol’ Jazzy Jeff Heave Ho that Uncle Phil used to adminis-tuh.

      Now if she comes back, that means she’s a roach. :yes:
      And that would explain her perspective towards natural hair.
      If this is the case, we gone have to call the ‘sterminators for that problem.

      I’on know how you caught roaches in there. The page is clean as a whistle. :no:

    96. 96

      SR, but you can run for dear life at least fifty feet. I mean the train is how long? :shrug:

      Just sad! Would you mind taking this photo down? :tea:

    97. 97

      KayCeiSoul says:

      Fay – I got her. I gave her that good ol’ Jazzy Jeff Heave Ho that Uncle Phil used to adminis-tuh.

      Now if she comes back, that means she’s a roach. :yes:
      And that would explain her perspective towards natural hair.
      If this is the case, we gone have to call the ‘sterminators for that problem.

      I’on know how you caught roaches in there. The page is clean as a whistle. :no:

      :stop: and tell me THEY ARE NOT STILL PLAYING ON HER BUSINESS PAGE :huh:

    98. 98
      Sandra Rose says:

      Who Dat says:

      Why is it mentioned that Mr. Han was drinking?
      _______________

      To explain why he may have been confrontational and why he was too weak to climb out of the tracks.

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      KayCeiSoul says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      @ Robin, you can also lay down flat on your back between the tracks. The train’s undercarriage is high enough that it won’t touch you.

      ***************************************************

      This is very true. The most he would have got was a bad burn to the front or back from the heat of that steel, and a lil’ rust inhalation.

      But if he was intoxicated, could he have taken the instruction of someone shouting for him to do this? Fear probably made him unable to function. And WHY didn’t the conductor (is there a conductor on the sub trains??) see him in time enough to stop?

    100. 100
      KayCeiSoul says:

      @DTTS – YES! And that is ticking me OFF! :mad:
      The page is so positive and inspirational. It makes me think the bish who is clownin’ has that crab in a barrel mentality. There is no reason for her to have come for Fay at all. :shrug:

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      ashersaharai says:

      Society is so evil. That photographer is a liar. He knew that he took that picture to use in the paper! So sad.

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      lovebites says:

      This country is going to hell in a hand basket. No one helped this man. I am so glad i do not live in NY.

    103. 103

      They ALL need a beatdown and why do people do chit like this? Film folks fighting,drowning,etc but do’nt help or break it up and yelling out “This is going on World Star Hip Hop” when they don’t give you damn dime! This is a hot mess! #epicfail :tea:

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