Suspect in Deadly Subway Fight Charged with Attempted Assault

Ryan Beauchamp, 33, was taken into custody by police for questioning Tuesday afternoon, sources said

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    The man who got into a verbal and physical altercation with a college student from Queens that left the student dead on the subway tracks will be charged with attempted assault, authorities said Wednesday.
     
    Police took Ryan Beauchamp, 33, into custody Tuesday afternoon, questioning him at the 94th Precinct about the death of 20-year-old Joshua Basin in a Brooklyn train station Friday night, police  said. 

    Police identified Beauchamp as a suspect Monday night through a previous arrest in connection with an Occupy Wall Street protest on Oct. 8, 2011, according to police sources.


    Beauchamp, who is homeless, also has a previous arrest in Connecticut, the sources told NBC New York.

    Suspect in Deadly Subway Fight Charged with Attempted Assault

    [NY] Suspect in Deadly Subway Fight Charged with Attempted Assault
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    The argument between Beauchamp and Basin, of Howard Beach, began as a verbal dispute while the two men were riding the Manhattan-bound L train Friday.

    Both men exited the train at the Bedford Avenue station, where police and witnesses say the fight turned physical.

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    They fell into the train tracks. Beauchamp was able to get back to the platform, but Basin could not get off the tracks, according to police. He was struck by an oncoming L train.

    He was transported to Bellevue Hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

    Basin was a student at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City studying psychology.

    "My son was very friendly," Basin's mother Zena told NBC New York. "He would never hurt anybody, if you ask any of his friends, they knew that he would go out of his way to help them."

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