A 69-year-old man died after being struck by a subway train inside an Upper East Side station Monday afternoon, according to NYPD. First responders raced to the scene to aid the victim, who did not survive his injuries, police say.
According to investigators, it was around 12:36 pm on Monday when the 69-year-old victim jumped from the southbound platform in front of a 4 train as it pulled into the East 86th Street-Lexington Avenue subway station.
The man was not the victim of a crime, police say. He was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, according to the NYPD.
Just after 1:00 pm, a single ambulance remained on the scene. The lower level of the station where the express train platforms are located was closed to commuters, who were redirected inside the station by MTA staff.
Ten minutes earlier, the MTA tweeted that 4, 5 and 6 trains were “delayed in both directions while emergency teams respond to someone who was struck by a train.”
By 2:00 pm, normal service on 4 and 5 trains had resumed with some residual delays.