Earlier this morning, subway riders at Borough Hall's northbound 4 platform in Brooklyn were startled by the presence of a dead body. One person Tweeted, "Be nice to us: @bethpinsker and I both saw a dead body on the Borough Hall 4/5 platform this morning," while another weighed in, "Walking past a dead body at Borough Hall station was the absolute last way I wanted to start my day."

According to the MTA, they were notified about an "outstretched" male body on the platform around 7:10 a.m. (It did not appear the person was hit by a train.) When EMS arrived, they pronounced the man dead at 7:22 a.m. and took him to Kings County morgue. But not before an apparent investigation.

One subway rider said detectives were on the scene and the body was still seen by customers at 9 a.m. When we inquired about the body, NYPD's DCPI had no information about the death.