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: Columbia University Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death Near Morningside Park; Suspected Gang Member In Custody, Sources Say
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: FDNY Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux Dies After Medical Episode During Training Exercise
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.
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Police say the same suspect was thought to be responsible for a second attempted knife point robbery.