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Man dies after being pushed onto New York subway track
December 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I've only taken a subway once as a child in Toronto.  I thought in order to get into that part of the subway station you had to pay and there were attendants there to make sure you paid.  So why are panhandlers and visibly mentally unstable people who don't pay allowed to loiter around subway stations? 


NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City subway train struck and killed a 58-year-old man who was pushed onto the track by another man who escaped and is still at large, police said.

The attacker, who appeared to be in his 20s, pushed the older man onto the track as the southbound train on the N-Q-R line was pulling into the station at 49th Street near Times Square, a police spokesman said.

Police declined to comment on what may have led to the crime.

Witnesses saw the younger man talking to himself, leading to suspicion he may have been mentally disturbed, police said.

"You almost heard a thud. I wasn't sure if it had anything to do with the man being struck," said one unidentified witness. "That's when I heard people yelling, people running out."

The victim was trapped between the train and the platform, and a doctor who happened to be in the station pronounced him dead, NY1 television reported.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; editing by Christopher Wilson)


  • KymberleeAnn
    December 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Yeah that was very sad. They said on the news this evening that the officers were questioning a man whom everyone said is mentally unstable.

  • Hottmomma607
    December 4, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    OMG so sad!

    sad*prayers to his family*

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