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Man Struck, Killed By No. 1 Subway Train Near City College

Incident Shut Down Line In Both Directions Friday Night
A subway train at 42nd Street - Times Square - Jan. 28, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

FILE – A subway train (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was struck and killed by a subway train near City College in Upper Manhattan Friday evening, causing a commuter mess on the No. 1 train line.

The 20-year-old man was struck and killed by a southbound No. 1 train at the 137th Street-City College station around 9 p.m. Friday, according a Gothamist report.

Details were not immediately learned about why the man was on the tracks. His identity had not been released as of Saturday evening.

Following the accident, southbound No. 1 line was closed for a long stretch south of 168th Street, while the northbound side of the line was shut down at 96th Street.

A mess of confusion erupted shortly after 9 p.m., when a train operator announced that service on the No. 1 line would be halted at 96th Street due to a “police investigation.”

Masses of people made their way up the stairs, directing a handful of passengers who were headed down to catch the train to turn around and go back.

This is at least the second fatal incident involving a subway train in the city this month. Early on June 1, Francisco Diego, 22, was struck and killed by a No. 2 train at White Plains Road and East 241st Street after climbing down onto the tracks to retrieve his cell phone.

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