L train restored between Manhattan, Brooklyn after man hit by train, officials say

L train restored between Manhattan, Brooklyn after man hit by train, officials say

The man was pronounced dead at the Sixth Avenue L train station in Manhattan, cops said.

L train service was disrupted between Manhattan and Brooklyn after a man was fatally struck by a train at the Sixth Avenue station, police and the MTA said on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
L train service was disrupted between Manhattan and Brooklyn after a man was fatally struck by a train at the Sixth Avenue station, police and the MTA said on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Photo Credit: Peter Kramer

A man was fatally struck by a train in Manhattan on Tuesday, causing service changes on the L line, according to police and the MTA.

The man was pronounced dead at the Sixth Avenue L train station in Manhattan around 1:15 p.m., police said.

Details surrounding how the man was hit were not immediately available, but police said it did not appear to be criminal in nature.

As a result, the L train was shut down between Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn for about an hour, per the MTA. Full service on the line was restored just before 3 p.m., the agency said.

Lauren Cook