Man Struck and Killed by 6 Train at 77th Street Station

By DNAinfo Staff on February 6, 2012 3:53pm  | Updated on February 6, 2012 5:36pm

Police tape blocks entry to the 77th Street station on the Lexington Avenue line after a man was struck and killed there on Feb. 6, 2012.
Police tape blocks entry to the 77th Street station on the Lexington Avenue line after a man was struck and killed there on Feb. 6, 2012.
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By Trevor Kapp and Amy Zimmer

DNAinfo Staff

MANHATTAN — A man was stuck and killed by a Lower Manhattan-bound 6 train at the 77th Street station on the Lexington Avenue line just after 3 p.m. Monday, according to FDNY officials.

The man, who suffered cardiac arrest, according to the FDNY, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steve Guzman, 42, Lower East Side, teacher's assistant, was on another downtown 6 train at time of the incident.

''We were ready to go through the tunnel, then [the train] jerked and slowed down. There was a big squeak,'' he said.

''I saw people on the uptown 6 pointing down. I thought someone got hurt.''

At that point, the passengers were told that there was a brake issue with the train.

"Then they started opening the doors saying, 'Everyone out.'," he said.

The local trains on the 6 line were re-routed to the express track between 86th and 125th streets, said MTA officials.

There was no immediate indication of criminality, sources said.

 

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