Yesterday morning's delays on the Lexington Avenue subway line were caused by an early morning suicide at the Astor Place subway station. A man, "described only as in his 60s," went onto the southbound tracks as a 6 train was pulling in. The Daily News says the train stopped 100 feet away (the Post says the train stopped inches away), and the "man looked toward the train and placed his head on the electrified third rail, killing himself." The police investigation caused the power to be shut off on the tracks between Grand Central and Brooklyn Bridge for a few hours.
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