Man Critically Hurt After 7 Train Hits Him in Times Square, Officials Say

By Iris Mansour and Aidan Gardiner  on August 29, 2013 10:23am  | Updated on August 29, 2013 11:28am

 A man was hit by a 7 train inside the Times Square subway station, officials said.
A man was hit by a 7 train inside the Times Square subway station, officials said.
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MANHATTAN — A man was critically injured after a 7 train struck him in the Times Square subway station during Thursday's morning commute, officials said.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was hit within the station, near 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, about 9:45 a.m., NYPD and FDNY officials said.

He was rushed to a nearby Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, an MTA spokeswoman said.

Police don't believe any criminality was involved, a police spokeswoman said.

The MTA temporarily suspended 7 trains in both directions between the Hunters Point Avenue and Times Square stations as a result, but normal subway service resumed later in the morning, a transit spokeswoman said.

West 42nd Street was also temporarily closed between Sixth and Eighth avenues for emergency crews, witnesses said.

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