A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train Wednesday, and a man chased down by an onlooker was charged with murder.
Witnesses told police that the woman, Soon Sim, was standing at the edge of a subway platform in Manhattan and was pushed as the train pulled into the Herald Square station in the busy shopping district around Macy’s.
The woman, a 63-year-old a Korean immigrant who lived in Brooklyn, died instantly.
The suspect, Rubin Harris, 42, is apparently homeless and talked incoherently as officers handcuffed him, police spokesman Al O’Leary said.
Computer analyst Jonathan Cohen, 26, grabbed the man and held him until police arrived, O’Leary said.