CRIME
11/18/2014 02:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kevin Darden Identified As Suspect In Subway Pushing Attack: Report

The NYPD is reportedly looking for a man with an extensive criminal history who, officers suspect, pushed a man to his death on a New York City subway platform on Sunday morning.

Police are searching for Kevin Darden, 34, of the Bronx who they believe pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok off the platform of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street station, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Kwok was struck by a D train and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Journal spoke to two unnamed "law-enforcement officials," one of whom said that a police officer recognized Darden from security camera footage obtained and released by the NYPD. The footage can be seen above.

The New York Post reports that Darden has "more than 30 arrests, including for trying to set his brother’s house on fire."

The Post also spoke to the motorman of the train that hit Kwok.

“I would like to apologize to the family,” James Muriel said. “There was nothing I could have done. I see a body flying across the tracks. I placed the train in emergency. The train doesn’t stop right away."

The Associated Press previously reported that Kwok and the man who pushed him apparently did not know each other and did not have an altercation before Kwok was pushed.

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