Homeless Man Struck, Killed by 4 Train

Police don't know if tragedy was accident or suicide

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.

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