A 23-year-old man died after jumping onto the train tracks just as a Northbound 1 train was entering the 66th Street station around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, according to police and the MTA. The man was taken to Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead after midnight, according to the NYPD. Multiple witnesses saw the man jump in front of the train, an NYPD spokesman said.
Ryan, one of the passengers on the train, told us what he saw and heard:
“Two MTA folks in the car started saying, ‘It’s a jumper,’ and within seconds, we heard the sirens, saw the EMT, Fire and Police. I would say it took about 15 minutes for police to open one of the doors so we could get out.”
Trains were rerouted onto the express tracks from Times Square to 72nd Street, and normal service resumed around 1 a.m., according to the MTA.
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