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Teen killed, second critically hurt subway surfing in Brooklyn

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One teenager is dead, and a second hospitalized, after police sources say they were subway surfing in Brooklyn.

The tragedy happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bushwick Avenue subway station where the pair were struck by a Manhattan-bound train.

When the train the 14-year-old boys were riding went from above ground into an underground tunnel, officials say they were knocked off the top of the train.

The teenager who survived was said to be in critical condition.

L train service was running with extensive delays heading into the evening rush hour.

At an evening press conference with the NYPD, Mayor Eric Adams made demands for TikTok to take down videos that show kids subway surfing. He says those videos have been viewed millions of times.

In a statement, a spokesperson for TikTok extended their deepest condolences while also noting that the trend of subway surfing "predates our platform."

"Our deepest sympathies go out to family and friends of the young person involved in this incident," the TikTok spokesperson said. "This dangerous activity predates our platform, and we strictly remove such content if we see it on TikTok. More than 40,000 safety professionals are dedicated to keeping our community safe and work diligently to remove harmful content when found."

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