A 41-year-old man is in critical condition after falling between a 4 train and the movable platform extender at the Union Square station last night. One MTA worker said it took almost half an hour to release him, as they had to wait for a contractor to come and shut off the hydraulics that control the platform extender, which bridges the gap between the train and the curved platform. Motorman Janice Carter told the Post, "I secured my train and came out to investigate. It was complete madness. People everywhere. I saw the man between the gap filler and the train. He was yelling."

Despite the victim's being crushed, the FDNY said there was no blood at the scene. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, and his exact injuries are unknown. Cops suspect he may have been drinking before he fell into the gap.