The photographer who captured the deeply controversial image of a New York City subway rider moments before he was hit and killed by a train claims there was nothing he could have done to pull the man off the tracks.
R. Umar Abbasi says he was running toward Ki Suk Han, 58, but was too far away to reach him before he was crushed between the platform and the oncoming train.
Mr Abbasi, a New York Post freelance photographer, has become the subject of intense outrage for shooting the pictures. Critics say he chose to snap the disturbing shots instead of helping Mr Han.
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A SUSPECT HAS ALSO BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE MAN'S DEATH...
The 30-year-old suspect who believed to have pushed the father-of-one to his death confessed to the crime, it was revealed Tuesdy.
To see a video of the argument between the victim and the suspect, click here.
Naeem Davis, who was arrested outside of Times Square Tuesday afternoon, admitted the crime to NYPD officers, sources told the New York Post.
Sources also said that Davis works as a street vendor and lives in Queens.
Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Gomez admitted that he had not helped because he had not seen the initial scuffle between Mr Han and his attacker and was confused about what was happening.
Mr Gomez, a 37-year-old sanitation manager from Saddle Brook, New Jersey, said: 'I was at the north end of the platform, so about 30ft away from where he went onto the track.
'The first thing I knew something was wrong when I heard people screaming and screeching. Then the train was coming in and I heard a thud, like it was hitting something.