Man Struck and Killed by 'A' Train in Washington Heights

By Chelsia Rose Marcius and Alan Neuhauser  on May 30, 2012 7:25am

An unidentified man was struck and killed by an A train near Fort Washington Avenue and West 175th Street on Wednesday morning, the MTA and FDNY said.
An unidentified man was struck and killed by an A train near Fort Washington Avenue and West 175th Street on Wednesday morning, the MTA and FDNY said.
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MANHATTAN — A man was struck and killed by a subway train in Washington Heights early Wednesday morning, the FDNY and MTA reported.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, an FDNY spokesman said.

He was struck about 5:40 a.m. by a northbound A train near the Fort Washington Avenue-West 175th Street subway station, an MTA spokesman said. About 100 people were evacuated from the train after the incident.

It was not immediately clear how the man ended up on the tracks. A spokeswoman for the NYPD said there was no criminality involved.

A train service was suspended in both directions between the 168th Street and Inwood-207th Street stations, the MTA reported. C trains were also experiencing delays due to the collision and ensuing police investigation.

For updates on service changes, check the MTA's website.

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