Cops Watch 18-Year-Old Man Jump Onto Subway Tracks, Walk Away — Then He Gets Killed by Train: Police

What to Know

  • An 18-year-old man was struck and killed by a Brooklyn train Wednesday after he leaped onto the tracks and started walking
  • Two uniformed officers saw him initially jump onto the tracks, police say; they later saw the same man dead under a train
  • The investigation is ongoing

Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who cops saw jump from a Brooklyn subway platform onto the tracks and head off toward another station, where he was struck and killed by a train Wednesday. 

Police confirm two uniform officers saw the man jump from the Bergen Street platform shortly before midnight; they say he leaped onto the southbound tracks then started heading toward the Atlantic Avenue station. 

The officers lost sight of the man and a short time later were told by the MTA that a person was under a southbound No. 2 trains. When the officers got to the scene, they saw the same man they witnessed jump; he was dead under the train.

It's not clear what the officers did about the man's initial jump onto the tracks. The investigation is ongoing.

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