A 15-year-old boy was killed in Brooklyn on Thursday morning while allegedly subway surfing, police said.
According to NYPD sources, the teenager was riding atop a Manhattan-bound J train at around 11:23 a.m. in what has become a dangerous trend among New York City youth.
The teen fell from the train at the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg and was pronounced dead at the scene.
First responders flooded the area and firefighters turned off power to the track in order to remove the unidentified young man. Train service was suspended for several hours.
In September, amNewYork Metro published an exposé documenting the disturbing phenomena in which youngsters senselessly place their lives at risk in order to thrill-seek atop train carriages.
The Williamsburg Bridge was included in the piece, the same location where the boy tragically lost his life on Dec. 1.
In response, YC Transit President Richard Davey had this to say: “Riding on top of subway cars is reckless, dumb and dangerous, frequently leading to tragedy for the person, family and friends. We implore parents to speak with their children about what can seem like a game but obviously is not.”
Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell