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Train hits 2 people at Broadway Junction subway station, FDNY says

Emergency responders were called to the station around 4:45 p.m., the FDNY said.

A man pulled a woman onto the tracks

A man pulled a woman onto the tracks at the Broadway Junction station on Thursday, officials said. Photo Credit: Samantha Wieder

A man pulled a woman, believed to be his girlfriend, onto the subway tracks in front of an oncoming train at a Brooklyn station Thursday, killing them both, police said.

The 54-year-old man and the 42-year-old woman were hit by a northbound C train at the Broadway Junction station, near Fulton Street and Van Sinderen Avenue, around 4:45 p.m., according to police and fire officials.

The woman, identified as Cynthia Raiser, of Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, who wasn't immediately identified, was pronounced dead at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, police said. 

Investigators believe the two were boyfriend and girlfriend, an NYPD spokesman said.

There were service changes on the A and C lines between lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens throughout rush hour as a result of the incident, the MTA said. Service resumed with extensive delays around 7 p.m.

With Nicole Brown


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