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Man Killed by Train at 72nd Street and Broadway

By Wil Cruz | February 29, 2012 8:25am | Updated on February 29, 2012 8:49am

UPPER WEST SIDE — A man was struck and killed by a train at the 72nd Street and Broadway subway station early Wednesday, forcing delays in the middle the morning rush hour, officials said.

The 62-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital after being struck by a northbound No. 1 train just before 8 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said the incident appeared to be a suicide.

The accident forced the MTA to reroute northbound No. 1, 2 and 3 trains express from Times Square to 96th St., said Kevin Ortiz, an MTA spokesman.

Some No. 2 trains are running on the 5 tracks from Nevins Street in Brooklyn to 149th Street in the Bronx.

Fire officials said authorities shut off power at the 72nd Street station during the investigation.

Full service had been restored as of 10:38 a.m., according to the MTA web site.