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NYC subway train kills
man pushed off platform

USA Today, by Michael Winter

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/3/2012 4:13:30 PM

A 58-year-old man died Monday after he was pushed off a subway platform in Midtown Manhattan and hit by a train pulling into the station, according to news reports. Some witnesses reported the victim had argued with the suspect, estimated to be in his 20s, before being pushed, while others said the suspect had been talking to himself and the victim asked what was wrong. The New York Daily News described the suspect, who fled, as being "emotionally disturbed." Witnesses said the victim tried to climb back onto the platform about 12:30 p.m. ET as the southbound train on the N, Q, R line

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Lots of weird things happening lately. May he rest in peace.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jir, 12/3/2012 5:02:18 PM     (No. 9046668)

My fear! The thuggish behavior of many New Yorkers is terrifying!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: athina, 12/3/2012 5:05:52 PM     (No. 9046672)

This happened many years ago - in the 80s - to some poor young woman, who was pushed by someone who was mentally disturbed - she got hit by the train as she was still in the air, I remember. It was the most terrifying thing I had heard of, at the time, and now that I have kids who like to go down to the city, I tell them every time to stay way back from the tracks. I think I´ll send them this article as a reinforcement.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: UNO, 12/3/2012 5:18:41 PM     (No. 9046685)

The suspect wasn´t too disturbed to know that he did something wrong and had to flee!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/3/2012 5:19:19 PM     (No. 9046688)

I hate, hate, hate, hate subways. I would much rather put up with a cranky cab driver and dirty cab than go down in that place. Scares me silly.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/3/2012 5:24:30 PM     (No. 9046695)

I have no fear of riding the subway whenever in NYC. But I also take precautions, like standing against the wall until the train is in the station, just in case. Better safe than sorry.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/3/2012 5:32:33 PM     (No. 9046707)

Oh, who will save us from these killer trains!?!?
S/O
Headline writers ain´t what they used to be.......

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Reply 7 - Posted by: otronome, 12/3/2012 7:13:41 PM     (No. 9046831)

A subway train did not kill this poor man.

Should journalists and media be required to earn a degree in English before being let loose in public?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: object_distance, 12/3/2012 7:24:07 PM     (No. 9046842)

I know of a young man that was hit by a subway train in NYC. Really poorly designed station layout in that area, the train rounds the bend for the stop before you know it is arriving. He survived; I frequently pray for him - he attended the same school as my kid did.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/3/2012 7:31:22 PM     (No. 9046850)

I´m not at all afraid of the subways and would much rather ride one than take a cab - I´d rather walk than take a cab. I agree with #5. You have to be aware of your surroundings. #4 - when you drive in the rain in a crowd, has it ever occurred to you how many people you are depending on are tired, incompetent, maybe drunk, distracted, how many are on parole that ought to be revoked because they are dangerous, etc.? I do and it doesn´t stop me from driving. But I´ve always stayed back when a train comes in - even without crazy people, you could trip or someone could accidentally bump you. I hope they catch the guy who did it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/3/2012 7:59:20 PM     (No. 9046897)

Train Kills Again! Is it time to ban trains?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gam, 12/4/2012 5:39:32 AM     (No. 9047286)

Conclusion: Always carry a gun and don´t offer help to anyone. It´s the Obama world we live in.

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