An unidentified person was killed by a subway train at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue around 4:15 p.m. today, according to an FDNY spokesman. Details are still scant, but the MTA posted a service advisory at 4:48 p.m., notifying commuters that "uptown C trains are running express from the Canal Street Station to the 59th St-Columbus Circle Station. Uptown E trains are running express from the Canal Street Station to the 59th St-Columbus Circle Station.Please expect delays in service on the C and E trains at this time."
The MTA did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but we'll update as more information becomes available. On Twitter, there are informal reports that the victim is a woman, and that she fell under the C train, but that is obviously not confirmed.