NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) — Police say a man suspected in two knife point holdups died after he tried to jump onto a moving subway train in Manhattan to flee from officers.
Twenty-year-old Bryan Feeley fell onto the tracks and was hit by the train early Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Police say he robbed a 32-year-old man of $150 cash in trendy Tribeca. The victim followed him, watched him go down into the subway and called police.
Officers saw the suspect on an E train platform and told him to not to move. Instead, he tried to jump between two subway cars to get on a train and flee. Police say he fell between two cars and was killed.
Authorities said they did not chase the suspect, but that he fled on his own.
Police say the same suspect was thought to be responsible for a second attempted knife point robbery.