Earlier, there were police scanner reports about a person under the L train at 1st Ave and 14th Street. Now we hear the person is dead. The MTA's website says, "Due to a police investigation at the 1st Avenue Station, there is no L train service in both directions between the Bedford Avenue Station and the 8th Avenue Station. Please expect delays in L train service at this time." Update: We hear that the person may have jumped in front of the train.
Update 4:50 p.m.: Subway service has resumed and the AP offers this report on what happened: "Officers found an unconscious 49-year-old man on the tracks. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been identified. The medical examiner's office will determine how he died." One reader was on the train said, "I was on the train that hit him. We were Manhattan bound, and stopped in the middle of the tunnel between Bedford and 1st ave. They announced there was an injury and we all had to walk through and off the train at first ave. It's so tragic. My thoughts are with those who knew him today."