Man, 27, Charged in Fatal Harlem Subway Station Punching: NYPD

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    Police arrested a 27-year-old Bronx man who they say is responsible for the death of a man he punched at a subway station after an argument on a No. 6 train during the morning rush earlier this month.

    Kevin McDaniel is charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of 45-year-old James Kutza.

    Police say that Kutza and McDaniel had an argument on the subway train at about 8:30 a.m. June 6. The argument escalated, and the two got off at the 125th Street station in Harlem.

    Then, police say, McDaniel punched Kutza, causing the 45-year-old to fall back and hit his head on the platform. Afterward, McDaniel left the scene.

    Kutza was taken to Harlem Hospital and was pronounced dead on June 10.

    McDaniel was arrested on Sunday. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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