By Carol Tannenhauser
A naked “emotionally disturbed” man shoved someone onto the trackbed at the West 110th Street Central Park North subway station on Saturday in what police say was an unprovoked attack.
The incident occurred at 4:45 p.m., according to an NYPD spokesperson. A passerby jumped down into the trackbed to assist the victim, whereupon the emotionally disturbed man jumped down too, and began fighting with the passerby. During the fight, the emotionally disturbed man came in contact with the third rail, and is now deceased. “EMS pronounced him [dead], one other person was transported to Mt. Sinai West, and one was treated at the scene,” the FDNY said.
In the wake of the tragedy, 2 and 3 train service was suspended in both directions between the West 96th Street station in Manhattan and the East 180th Street station in The Bronx, the MTA reported.
We will update if more details are released.
Update: On Monday, the Daily News posted an interview with the “passerby.” The link is here.
The New York Post spoke to the mother of the deceased man. The link is here.
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