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Anderson Cooper Interviews NY Post Subway Death Photographer! WATCH HERE!

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When Ki Suk Han was pushed onto NYC subway tracks by Naeem Davis and killed by an oncoming train, NY Post photographer R. Umar Abbasi was there to snap the picture.

Many have questioned WHY Mr. Abbasi didn't attempt to save the man, especially since he seemed to have time to take out his camera, adjust all technicalities, point, aim and shoot, resulting in a clear image of the vicitim seconds before the train hit.

Well, the photographer decided to defend himself Thursday during a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper

And the man claims he was trying to help the man by using his camera flash as a warning to the train conductor!

Watch a rather strange, extremely detailed interview (above).

While we would love to believe Mr. Abbasi's explanation, we can't help but feel he is simply trying to save face in a situation where, if he had acted quickly, he may have been able to save someone's life.

But what's done is done and only the people involved will ever really know exactly what happened!

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13 comments to “Anderson Cooper Interviews NY Post Subway Death Photographer! WATCH HERE!”

  1. jeff says – reply to this


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    This guy is full of shit! like most people in society today they don't want to get involved. It's sad cause I do what I can to help others. I expect others to do the same. If that was your wife, father, brother ect.. you'd do what you can to help. If that was that photographers mother or father I willing to bet everything I have that he would have done more than just set off his flash.

  2. sm87 says – reply to this


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    Ok, I understand that this photographer shouldn't be the one to blame (as I'm sure there were a BUNCH of other people in the subway at the time - it's NYC people), and at least he was doing something to try and alert the conductor (better than anyone else is doing). However, my issue with the situation arises when NY Post decides to place this picture on their front cover - that is absolutely unprofessional, illegitimate, and incredibly insensitive. There is no merit nor reason for doing so, and it really speaks volumes on the integrity of this media outlet if they value shocks over the respect for this man and his family. Absolutely shameful, NY Post - there is no digging yourself out of this one.



  3. 3

    Personally, I think he's full of it. But he is the one that has to live with himself and whatever decision he chose to make.



  4. 4

    I am betting it happened so fast that people did not have time to absorb the situation and react to it. Most people are not trained to react instantly in unexpected life and death situations - some people freeze, some people are slow to react, and some people refuse to act. Surely there are witnesses to corroborate his story.

  5. WillowWynde says – reply to this


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    Re: sm87 – I couldn't agree with you more. The NY Post has lost any and all respect for capitalizing on a man’s imminent death in the most crass way imaginable. Disgusting!

  6. c_kis says – reply to this


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    clearly the majority of people leaving these kind of comments have either taken the subway or have experienced someone going in front of the train. I'm from Canada and yet our city or Toronto maybe smaller than New York's. We still have horror stories like this, difference however most of them are suicides. Now for the majority of you who take a subway to work, regardless of how fast the train is coming, its impossible for it to stop at-will. Just like an actual railway train (such as via) its takes a number of minutes to stop. When your underground in a subway terminal the trains appear to move much faster with less visibility. Regardless if the flash of the camera were to help the conductor, it wouldn't, nor would the help of a NYC entrepreneur photographer. Obviously things are different in other countries, but regardless its wrong to put it in the media or make it public. Because of accidental leakage or gain. However it's not this man's fault for the death, however for the publication of it, would rest in the defense for him.



  7. 7

    It's the way society is when there's a large group of people nobody helps because they believe someone else will help, and don't want to get in trouble. If it was a smaller group then someone would have helped. It's what social psychologist called "The Bystander Effect " look it up. And I see nothing wrong with the picture being published on the contrary it helps people to realize we got to learn how to help and not hide and complain about us not wanting to see the picture.



  8. 8

    how is blinding the train conductor helping the situation?

  9. rassie says – reply to this


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    have you been to nyc? have you seen how subways pull into the station? really? if you have you would have known how fast this happened. this "photographer" was not close to even 5' away. judge all you want. summon all your super powers from your safe computer distance. nothing but a person a couple feet away with a very strong arm would have saved this poor poor poor man.



  10. 10

    re:c_kis Yes it is the media frenzy, not the accident. This was a questionable decision for this poor choice in interviews.

  11. shame on you anderson says – reply to this


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    you allowed a greedy person who took pictures of before and after someone dying to be hero in his own mind on your show. had that person been his loved one it would have a different story ,drop the camera and at least try to pull him to safety.



  12. 12

    Photos come from everywhere. The front page of the Post does not. Shame.



  13. 13

    clearly the majority of people leaving these kind of comments have either taken the subway or have experienced someone going in front of the train. I'm from Canada and yet our city or Toronto maybe smaller than New York's. We still have horror stories like this, difference however most of them are suicides. Now for the majority of you who take a subway to work, regardless of how fast the train is coming, its impossible for it to stop at-will. Just like an actual railway train (such as via) its takes a number of minutes to stop. When your underground in a subway terminal the trains appear to move much faster with less visibility. Regardless if the flash of the camera were to help the conductor, it wouldn't, nor would the help of a NYC entrepreneur photographer. Obviously things are different in other countries, but regardless its wrong to put it in the media or make it public. Because of accidental leakage or gain. However it's not this man's fault for the death, however for the publication of it, would rest in the defense for him.