UPPER EAST SIDE — A man who died after being struck by a 6 train on the Upper East Side Monday was trying to jump on the side of the southbound subway car from the track bed, police said.
The incident happened at the 77th Street station on the Lexington Avenue line about 3 p.m. Monday.
The man suffered a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the scene, the fire department said.
''We were ready to go through the tunnel, then [the train] jerked and slowed down. There was a big squeak,'' said Steve Guzman, 42, who was on another downtown 6 train when the incident happened.
''I saw people on the uptown 6 pointing down. I thought someone got hurt."
Police have not released the man's identity and are still investigating why he tried to jump on the train.