Man Struck, Killed by 2 Train Overnight

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a southbound 2 train Wednesday night as he walked in the tunnel between the Central Park North–110th Street and the 96th Street stations, according to the NYPD.

A call reporting the tragic incident came into the NYPD at 10:19 p.m.

The train operator hit the brakes after spotting the man in the tunnel but was unable to stop the train in time, the NYPD reported. The man was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight.

Subway service on that line was interrupted briefly and a “rescue train” was brought in to transport the 275 passengers that were stranded on the 2 train back to the 110th Street station.

Electrical power was shut off for about 20 minutes — from 12:11 a.m. to 12:33 a.m. — so that emergency personnel could safely remove the deceased individual from the tracks, according to the NYPD.

No criminality is suspected, an NYPD spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for the MTA said several factors determine how long it takes to stop a moving subway train in an emergency, including how fast it’s going, if it’s on a straightway or a curve and the number of cars on the train.


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