R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer who was working for the newspaper on an unrelated topic, ended up on the station platform at 49th Street — the wrong place at the wrong time.
An unidentified assailant had been threatening passersby when 58-year old Ki Suk Han stood up to him. Unfortunately the man now wanted for murder pushed the old man in front of an oncoming train.
Abbasi ran toward the driver, repeatedly firing off his camera flash, in hopes that the train would stop. But the breaks weren’t quick enough, and Abbasi was left with a gruesome photograph that he later brought to editors at the newspaper.
The New York Post ran
the story . . . and then ran the photograph on Tuesday morning’s A1.
“Pushed on the subway track,” it reads, “this man is about to die.”
The bolded and capitalized letters beneath the text spell out “DOOMED.”
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