Jennifer Millman

Man Found Dead in Herald Square Subway Station During Morning Rush

A man in his 60s was found dead on a subway platform at the Herald Square station, prompting an emergency response that sparked concern among a number of rush-hour commuters Friday. 

Authorities say they got a call about an unconscious person on the platform at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue around 7 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there was no apparent trauma and he likely died of natural causes. 

Commuters described a heavy police presence. 

“Anyone know what happened at the Herald Square subway station?” one tweeted. “There's a crime scene and lots of cops.”

The man's identity has not been released. The medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine how he died.

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