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NY subway victim's daughter: 'What's done is done'

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 2:10 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 4:41 p.m. CDT
This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Savannah Guthrie (left) and Matt Lauer, during an interview with freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi on NBC News' "Today" show, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. On Monday, Abbasi took a photo of a man who was pushed onto a New York subway track and killed after being hit by a train. The New York Post published the photo on its front page Tuesday showing the man with his head turned toward the oncoming train. The headline read in part: "This man is about to die." (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of a New York City man pushed to his death onto the subway tracks in front of a train says it "would have been great" if someone had helped him up but "what's done is done."

Ki-Suck Han of Queens was apparently trying to break up a fight when he landed on the tracks Monday. The New York Post published a photo on its front page Tuesday of Han with his head turned toward the train, his arms reaching up but unable to climb off the tracks.

Han's only child, 20-year-old Ashley, said Wednesday that he was always willing to help others.

A pastor says Han's family was so distraught after seeing the Post's photo that they had to stay with him.

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in Han's death.

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