NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by a subway train in Manhattan.

The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Square subway station.

NYC Transit says service on the L line has been suspended until further notice between Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.

Police say the 69-year-old man was struck by a Brooklyn-bound L train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identity was being withheld pending family notification.

Police say no criminality was suspected.

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Comments (8)
  1. paul says:

    I wwas there and this was a horrible experience. He had groceries and left them on the platform and layed across the tracks with his head on the rail and elgs across the other rail, closed his eyes and the train ran him over we all tryed to get help, get him up but it was too late. A horrific experience! Prayer goes out to his loved ones.

  2. Vanessas Cousin says:

    He is 69 and might be older physically. He might not have realized how close to the tracks he was and got hit as the story doesnt say he was ran over by train, but struck by one.

  3. Nick says:

    How can this be an “accident”? The tracks suddenly jumped up in front of him?

  4. jack says:

    That’s gotta be tragic for the driver of the train too. This is horrible.

  5. kris says:

    really? keep your stupid comments to yourself

    1. DanTe says:

      Ahhh…. already, Da Fascist Dictator here to dictate free speech. So who’s comment did you censor? Free speech is only available if they agree with you, yes? T ARD.

  6. Paul says:

    Death,a necessary end,will come when it will come…

  7. story says:

    The family has my sympathy. May God bless and help them through this difficult time.

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