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Woman Found Dead On No. 1 Subway Tracks At Canal Street

FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

FILE – Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was found dead Sunday on No. 1 line subway tracks in Lower Manhattan.

The woman, who police said was in her 30s, was found lying dead on the southbound No. 1 train track at the Canal Street station around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officials pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of the woman’s death. A DNAInfo report said the woman was struck by a southbound No. 1 train, but the information was not immediately confirmed.

For hours the discovery, southbound No. 1 trains ended their runs for a period of time at 14th Street, and some ended at Times Square-42nd Street, as police investigated the woman’s death.

No. 1 train service had returned to normal by the evening hours.

The latest incident came the day after a man was killed by a subway train about five miles to the north. Police said John Williams, 58, had climbed down onto the tracks at 72nd Street to retrieve something when he was struck by the southbound D train around 6:40 a.m. Saturday.

Eleven days before that, Liam Armstrong, 18, was struck and killed by a train as he celebrated his 18th birthday.

Armstrong, of Long Island, and his two friends were waiting for a train at the 79th Street 1, 2 and 3 line station when they realized they were on the wrong platform, police said. Instead of taking the stairs, police said they attempted to run across the four tracks to get to the downtown platform.

And just this past Thursday, Bobby Legrand Guin of Mary Esther, Fla., was hit by a northbound A train at the 110th Street-Cathedral Parkway station after doing much the same thing as Williams.

Guin was on the platform when he dropped wads of $20 and $50 bills and jumped down to retrieve the money when the train struck him, police said.

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