One law enforcement official said that the suspect, originally from Africa, was a peddler and was on the street working when he was taken into custody. The official said that detectives were trying to determine a motive.His immigration status is not mentioned by the Times, nor is it mentioned by any other mainstream media.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Confirmed: Subway killer who pushed Asian man onto the tracks is from Africa
From Eric Dondero: Mentioned in passing in the 9th paragraph of the story that has caused furor nationwide; the man who pushed another man to his death on the subway tracks in New York Times Square, has been identified as an "African." From the NY Times, "After Fatal Subway Shove, Asking: Were There No Heroes?":