Man Killed by 'A' Train at West 4th Street was Cardozo Law Student

By Andrea Swalec on October 5, 2011 1:35pm 

Tampa, Fla. native Isaac Solomon was hit by a northbound "A" train in a tunnel around 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2011, police said.
Tampa, Fla. native Isaac Solomon was hit by a northbound "A" train in a tunnel around 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2011, police said.
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MANHATTAN — The person struck and killed by a train near a Greenwich Village subway station this past weekend was a 23-year-old Cardozo law student, according to the city Medical Examiner's office and the school. 

Isaac Solomon was hit by a northbound "A" train in a tunnel near the West 4th Street station around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. 

A statement sent Monday night to students and faculty at the law school in Greenwich Village described Solomon's death as "an accident" and said the second-year student was upbeat and adventurous.

“Isaac was...a caring, friendly and compassionate person who did not take himself too seriously, [and who was] often quick to crack a joke to lighten the often overly tense mood of a first-year class," one of Solomon's professors, Jarrod Reich, said in the statement. 

The Tampa, Fla. native graduated from NYU, where he studied history, Spanish and Portuguese, according to an obituary published Tuesday in the St. Petersburg Times. His funeral was held in Tampa on Tuesday.

"Isaac loved life and all it had to offer," his obituary reads. "He was clever, caring, sweet and intellectually gifted." 

The circumstances leading to Solomon's death are still under investigation, the city Medical Examiner's office said Monday. 

Cops said criminality was not suspected in the death.

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