Earlier this morning, there were reports about a man struck by a train at Church Street and Park Place. Now the Post reports that a 20-year-old man died, "Police say the man was found unconscious and unresponsive at the Church Street and Park Place station around 2 a.m. Thursday. They say the victim was struck by a northbound E train. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. It was not immediately known how he wound up on the tracks." Now, it turns out he was on the tracks fleeing the police after a mugging. Hello, subway crime uptick.
According to WABC 7, a man was mugged at knifepoint on a train, "He stole about $150 cash from his victim and fled through the train, police said." The victim called 911 and directed police to the suspect at the World Trade Center subway station. The police asked the suspect to stop, but, "Instead, the suspect fled towards a northbound E train, which was pulling out of the station. Police said he tried to jump from the platform to the train, attempting to land in the space between train cars. He lost his balance and fell under the moving train."