Cops talking to 'person of interest' in fatal L train fight
Police said Tuesday that they're "talking to a person of interest" in connection with the death of a straphanger who was hit and killed by a subway car after fighting with another man at a Brooklyn train station last week.
An NYPD spokesman declined to name the suspect, but the Daily News identified him as Ryan Beauchamp. The police spokesman confirmed a man was taken to the 94th precinct Tuesday morning for questioning.
Cops had previously said Beauchamp, 33, was the only suspect in the case and released his photograph and a video that they said showed him after the altercation on Friday night.
Joshua Basin, 20, got into an argument with another man — believed to be Beauchamp — on a Manhattan-bound L train at around 10 p.m., and the fight became physical once the two men got off the train at Bedford Avenue, according to officials. Cops said both men fell on the tracks below, but that the suspect was able to pull himself to safety before a train came barreling into the station. Basin was pinned under the car and died from his injuries.
Police said nobody had been arrested last night, and that charges were still pending.
Court records show that Beauchamp was previously arrested on October 8 for staying in Central Park after hours. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office said Beauchamp is expected back in court next month on the charges.