Police: 12-year-old boy struck by subway train in Manhattan

INWOOD, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police say a child was taken to the hospital after he was struck by a subway train in Manhattan.

The incident was reported at the 1 train Dyckman Street subway station on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the 12-year-old child suffered an injury to his leg but was conscious and alert when he was taken to Columbia University Medical Center.

Authorities say the boy separated himself from his caregiver before going onto the subway tracks as a southbound train was approaching.

The MTA said 1 train service was restored in both directions just after 5:30 p.m., but commuters were warned to anticipate extensive delays as trains get back on schedule.

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