A person was hit and killed by an uptown 2 or 3 train at the 72nd street station on Thursday around 1 p.m.
Trains were diverted around the station as police investigated. Police told us there is “no criminality suspected,” but they are still investigating.
The Daily News reported that the deceased was a man and had been seen walking and then lying on the tracks beforehand.
One woman on the train said the operator screamed “get out of the way!” (Note: despite the hashtag #suicide in the tweet below, she says she didn’t see the crash so can’t be sure it was a suicide.)
— Amy Klein (@AmydKlein) December 18, 2014
— TheLastDrummers (@thelastdrummers) December 18, 2014
Sadly, subway deaths are a somewhat regular occurrence at this station.
Thanks to Priscilla for the photos.