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Police have arrested a suspect with an extensive rap sheet in the fatal New York City subway shoving that occurred over the weekend, the New York Daily News reports.

According to the report, 34-year-old Kevin Darden was taken into custody near his mother’s Bronx home after investigators disclosed that he was also wanted for another subway push in Manhattan.


On Sunday Wai Keun Kwok, a Bronx resident, was shoved to his death by an attacker who pushed him in front of an oncoming D train from the platform of the 167th Street station while his wife watched. According to reports, the aggressor did not say anything before shoving the 61-year-old father of two.

The Daily News noted that Darden became the “person of interest” in the massive police search for the attacker, with his photo distributed Tuesday at the same station where Kwok died.

Shortly after the incident, the victim of a similar subway push at the West Fourth Street station earlier this month came forward and identified Darden as his attacker.

According to the 51-year-old man—who, the Daily News notes, like Kwok is also of Asian descent—his attacker pushed him to the ground while saying, “Stay out of my way, I’m warning you.”


Another victim soon came forward, claiming that Darden was the person who robbed him inside another Bronx station just minutes before Kwok was pushed, the news site reported.

These criminal allegations and arrests aren’t the first for Darden, according to the Daily News. He has been arrested at least 30 times since 1999 for charges ranging from assault and drug possession to robbery and harassment. He was convicted in 1999 for a robbery and served more than seven years in prison, the news site notes—488 days of which he served in disciplinary confinement for aggressive behavior and possession of weapons and drugs.


In 2011 Darden was arrested on charges that he attempted to burn down his brother’s Texas home.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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