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Homeless Man Struck, Killed by 4 Train

Police don't know if tragedy was accident or suicide

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    Homeless Man Struck, Killed by 4 Train
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    A New York City subway train struck and killed a homeless man Wednesday.

    A homeless man was struck and killed by a New York City subway train Wednesday.

    A transit agency spokeswoman said the brakes on a northbound 4 train in Brooklyn went into emergency mode Wednesday morning after striking something on the tracks at the Franklin Avenue station, near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She says a member of the train's crew discovered the man's body.

    A police spokeswoman says the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Investigators say it's unclear whether the death was an accident or a suicide. They don't suspect criminality.

    The man's identity isn't being released until his relatives are notified.