BROOKLYN — Cops released surveillance video of a suspect wanted for fighting with a man at the Bedford Avenue L train station in Williamsburg moments before a train crushed the man to death in a horrific incident late Friday.
The pock-marked attacker tussled with victim, Joshua Basin, 20, of Howard Beach, on the subway station’s platform before both men fell onto the tracks in front of a crowd of stunned straphangers about 10 p.m. Friday, police said.
The assailant managed to climb back onto the platform and escape while Basin was struck by an incoming L train as traumatized passengers looked on, police said.
A witness said the suspect appeared drunk at the time and was pestering riders on the Brooklyn-bound train, and "clearly looking for a fight" before turning his attention to Basin and another man.
After the train pulled into the Bedford Avenue station, the suspect allegedly pushed both men out onto the platform and began to fight with the victim, saying "it's showtime," a witness told DNAinfo.
The suspect is described at 30 to 35 years old and was last seen wearing brown pants, a black rain jacket and black sneakers, police said.
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