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Photographer Who Snapped Picture of Man About to Be Hit By Subway Defends Himself

Says he thought the flash from the camera might warn the subway conductor to stop


A New York photographer, who saw a man pushed onto subway tracks and hit by a train, says he took pictures of the man as the train approached in hopes the camera's flash would warn the driver to stop.

R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer for the New York Post, told the newspaper he was on the subway platform Monday when he saw Ki Suk Han, 58, pushed onto the tracks. "I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash," Abbasi told the Post.