We just returned from the East Broadway subway station, where a man was struck this morning by the F Train. The incident suspended Brooklyn bound service until a few minutes ago when emergency crews got the train moving again.
The man was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital. We don’t know his condition. Once the train was moved out of the way, MTA emergency personnel recovered several items from the tracks, including a torn jacket and a boot.
It’s been a bad month at the East Broadway station. Last night, police released surveillance video of a suspect in the February 6th assault of Sabrina Scott, an off-duty MTA worker who was assaulted and shoved onto the tracks.
More to come…
UPDATE 2:25pm: The NYPD’s public information office says Transit Police responded to the East Broadway station at 12:15pm. A man believed to be his 40’s was rescued from underneath a subway car. He is hospitalized in serious condition. It’s unknown how he ended up on the tracks.
UPDATE 3:59pm: DNA Info’s Patrick Hedlund reports:
When (police) arrived, they found the man… down on the track bed wedged into a space between the rails and the station’s platform… Unable to free the man, officer Frank Stevens went in between two of the train cars and jumped onto the tracks to hoist him to safety…