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.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
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.READ MORE: 'Isolation Kills, Too': New Jersey Families Beg Governor To Loosen Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Restrictions
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.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine In New York: Yankee Stadium Vaccination Site Now Open 24 Hours
Police say the same suspect was thought to be responsible for a second attempted knife point robbery.