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Father dies after being sucker punched by teenager in random attack causing him to fall onto New York train tracks

By Tanya Clark 5:28 AM January 5, 2018
Jacinto Suarez with his grandchildren

A family is mourning the loss of a man who was killed in a random attack at a subway station in New York.

65-year-old Jacinto Suarez, who was a father of 10 children, was waiting at the R-line subway station in Brooklyn at about 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked.

According to police, 18-year-old Edward Cordero was talking to himself at the station before he walked up to Suarez.

Suarez asked him to back off and the teenager did so. However, police said that after a few moments, Cordero came back and sucker punched Suarez, causing him to fall onto the tracks.

A good Samaritan jumped onto the tracks to remove Suarez to prevent him from getting hit by a train but Suarez suffered fatal injuries and died.

Cordero did not leave the scene and was arrested by police.

Cordero, who according to his family has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and was off his medication, was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Heartbroken family members said that Suarez was on his way back from a meeting with city officials about his social security check that did not arrive on the first of the month as it should have.

Tylenea Gonzalez, 34, who is the oldest daughter of Suarez, said that her father joked and said that he was going to the government office and “I’m not coming home until they give me something.”