We’ve received several eyewitness reports about police officers and firefighters responding to an incident at the Delancey/Essex MTA station around 8 p.m. yesterday. ANIMAL reported shortly after 9 p.m. that a female passenger fell or jumped from the platform onto the tracks in front of an oncoming Brooklyn-bound F train:
Passengers were quickly shooed off the subway and the FDNY was first on the scene. The conductor was reportedly overheard telling her, “Just don’t move, okay?” and she responded, “Okay.”
We are seeking information about the woman’s condition and will keep you posted.
Other F trains were temporarily rerouted and resumed normal service about an hour after the incident, MTA officials reported.
UPDATE (8:52 a.m.): A spokesman for the FDNY tells us the victim was pulled from the tracks at 8:10 p.m., about 15 minutes after the first 911 call. She was alive but unconscious and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.