An MTA motorman died early Friday morning after a burning subway train pulled into a Manhattan station.
According to police, at 3:14 a.m. on March 27, MTA employees alerted a motorman at the 110th Street station that the northbound 2 train they were operating had a large fire coming from the second front car. The train had emanated out of Flatbush at 2:15 a.m.
When the train reached the station, the employees successfully evacuated the train and got the passengers off of the platform. Police and FDNY personnel responded to the scene and the motorman, who has not been identified at this time, was found dead on the tracks.
A second train arrived behind the first train, and police evacuated those passengers through an emergency exit. At least 9 others were injured, according to an MTA spokesperson.
At this time, the NYPD is investigating other fires at the 86th Street, 96th Street, and 116th Street stations to see if they are connected to this fire, as they occurred around the same time as the train fire. The fire on the train is being investigated as a criminal matter.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
The NYPD is calling on witnesses to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.