Man dies after he jumps in front of train in Brooklyn: Police

Officials from the Medical Examiners Office remove the body of the unidentified man from the Utica Avenue station after he apparently jumped in front of a train to his death. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

An unidentified man was killed instantly after he apparently jumped in front of a train at the Utica Avenue & Fulton Street station in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, police officials said.

The man, age not known, apparently took the fatal leap in front of a Manhattan-bound C train just before 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 as horrified straphangers looked on. Trains were shut down for nearly 45 minutes as police removed the body from under the train.

Police at the scene said no criminality was involved, as witnesses told officers that they saw the man jump.

Detectives were seeking the identity of the man and why he may have jumped in front of the train.

A man was struck and killed by a train at Utica Avenue and Fulton Street this afternoon. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

 

Todd Maisel