New York police were questioning a man Tuesday in connection with the death of a subway rider who witnesses said was pushed onto the tracks and crushed by an oncoming train after an apparent altercation on the platform.
The identity of the man was not released, but police said late in the evening that he had implicated himself in the attack. No charges were expected to be filed before Wednesday.
Part of the incident Monday was caught on camera, and both the video and photographs of the alleged pusher were circulated across the city.
Early Tuesday, police at the midtown station at 49th Street and 7th Avenue, where the death occurred, handed out fliers with pictures of the suspect. Later in the day, police said they had picked up for questioning a 30-year-old man who was a regular in the area, sometimes working with street vendors on the sidewalks just blocks from the subway station.