Man killed after clothing or bag gets caught on moving subway in Manhattan

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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A man was killed Tuesday night in an accident at Grand Central Terminal.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was killed in an accident at Grand Central Station Tuesday night that occurred on a subway platform packed with commuters.

Police say the man's clothing or his bag got caught on a number 7 train as it was pulling into the station at 42nd Street just before 7:30 p.m.

The 39-year-old was dragged down the platform and onto the tracks, where he struck an electric power box, police said.

He suffered severe trauma to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene

The man's identity has not yet been released.

Police are investigating the accident.


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