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3 Men Fatally Struck by Subways Across City Within 10 Hours, NYPD Says

By Trevor Kapp | October 11, 2017 10:48am

THE BRONX — A man was killed after leaping in front of a Manhattan-bound 1 train early Wednesday — the third subway fatality across the city in a 10-hour stretch, according to police

The 25-year-old man jumped in front of the train at the 231st Street and Broadway station around 12:50 a.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital, police said.

Earlier Tuesday, an unidentified man was fatally struck by a B train while on the tracks at the Bryant Park station around 3 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

It's unclear whether he had a medical episode or simply decided to wander on the tracks, but police didn't suspect any criminality.

About two-and-a-half hours later, a 63-year-old man was struck by a Downtown 6 train at the Astor Place stop after wandering along the tracks, police said. 

He died at the scene and there did not appear to be any criminality, the NYPD said. 

Police didn't immediately release the names of any of the men.

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