NEW YORK, NY (CBS/WCBS) - The detectives and crime scene technicians are trying to remain stoic in the face of the stark horror they saw below ground.
Witnesses say the victim continued struggling after he was hit, his upper torso extending above the spot there where the train meets the platform. He says the victim was well groomed, dressed in a business suit. Joel Parkington says, "Nice haircut, nice guy, very nice guy. It was crazy."
One passenger kneeled next to the dying man, but it was futile. Police are looking for the assailant, a man with braids, in his 20s or 30s who was arguing with the victim before the train rolled in.
One passenger on the scene said you could hear the impact from the opposite end of the platform. Witness Patrick Gomez says, "I heard a commotion going on, the train was about three quarters into the platform. It was slowing down at the point, but after it was slowing down there was like a thud, a thud like something was hitting the train."