A man was struck by a Brooklyn-bound F train this evening after he lept in front of it as it pulled into the East Broadway station. "He looked up at the conductor and jumped in front of the train," 4th Battalion Chief Keith Anderson said. "At least four trains cars ran over him. He took a pretty good shot to the head." A NYPD officer on the scene who refused to be named confirmed that the man jumped. "He was breathing when men from Ladder 6, Engine 9 took him out," Anderson added. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, but an FDNY spokesman could not confirm his condition.
Battalion Chief Anderson noted that while the man was conscious when he was removed, "he wasn't talking. All of his limbs were hit by the train." The man was struck by the train at around 8:36 p.m., and the East Broadway station was shut down for at least an hour while trains were routed through to Delancey Street. A large crowd gathered outside the subway station at the intersection of Rutgers and East Broadway.