Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/R38R40
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/R38R40
A man jumped to his death at the Steinway Street train stop in Astoria.

A man died on Sunday morning after jumping in front of a Manhattan-bound R train in Astoria.

According to police, the man leaped from the Steinway Street station onto the tracks at about 9:55 a.m. on April 8. Police said the train operator saw the man jump but could not stop on time.

Nick Haby, 29, told the Daily News that when the train first pulled into the Steinway Street station, the conductor did not open the door.

“It seemed like typical train delay,” Haby told the paper. “Then one of the MTA officials with the orange vests walked into our car. I was in the first car. He told us there was a horrible accident and we had to evacuate.”

The victim was described by police as a black man; he was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was withheld pending family notification.

 

 

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Profile picture
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. April 13, 2018 / 09:00PM
The New York City Subway: Where you can commit suicade with ease.
Reply

Related Stories
Cops still probing shooting outside Astoria nightclub that left a victim paralyzed
Cops still probing shooting outside Astoria nightclub that left a victim paralyzed
Steinway Street will receive mid-block crosswalks to make it easier for pedestrians to shop
Steinway Street will receive mid-block crosswalks to make it easier for pedestrians to shop
Popular Stories
Photo via Google Maps
Hiker finds a dead body while walking through Kissena Park in Flushing: cops
Photo courtesy of Ann Go
Man dies after early morning crash on Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens
Photo via 104th Precinct on Twitter
Man steals dog from ex-girlfriend in Maspeth as his mom and current girlfriend beat her up: cops


Skip to toolbar