A teenage boy was killed last night after he reportedly tried to leap from a moving subway train onto a station platform in Brooklyn. According to NBC NY, the deadly incident happened at roughly 10:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the New Lots Avenue L station.
The unidentified 14-year-old had been riding between two cars when he attempted the failed stunt. Police told the news network the boy missed the platform, fell onto the track bed, and was run over by the southbound train. The injured boy was rushed to Brookdale hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The MTA did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.
CBS 2 reports the boy had been traveling with a friend at the time, and that friend is now cooperating with police as they conduct an investigation. According to NBC, the incident stopped L train service between Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction from 12:20 to 1:45 a.m. early Thursday morning.
In early October, 25-year-old photographer Christian Serrano was killed while he was reportedly "subway surfing" atop a southbound F train. Police believed that Serrano had also been traveling with a friend at the time of his death near the Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street station in Park Slope, Brooklyn.