Last night, subway service on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines was affected due to "police activity." It turns out that a man was killed by an oncoming 4 train after falling from the platform.
The Daily News reports, "The man, whose identity was not immediately available, fell onto the tracks and into the path of a northbound No. 4 train at the Atlantic Terminal subway station in Flatbush around 8:20p.m., said an MTA supervisor who did not want to be identified. An MTA employee said he heard the sickening screech of the train's brakes as it tried to halt before hitting the victim."
The employee said, "I heard the brakes, and then I heard, 'Boom, boom.' Then I saw the police and firefighters come." Earlier this week, a subway car managed to stop before hitting a man who fell into the tracks; the subway motorman said that hitting some "is a fear that all train operators have."