Man struck by subway, suspicious package found in his backpack in Queens deemed safe

WOODHAVEN, Queens (WABC) -- Subway service was suspended in Queens after a man was struck by a subway and something suspicious was found in his backpack.

Service was suspended in both directions between Euclid Av and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach.

The 68-year-old man with mental health issues jumped in front of an A train at 80th Street in the Woodhaven section. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

When police went through his belongings, they found a suspicious package. Officers said his backpack was covered in bubble wrap and there appeared to be a wire or something electronic in the bag.

The NYPD's Bomb Squad examined the bag and determined it was not a threat.

Subway service resumed after the investigation.

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