A person was killed by train this morning at the 14th Street 1/2/3 station. An FDNY spokesman said the incident occurred at around 9:18 this morning, and that the person was pronounced dead at the scene. "Saw someone jump infront of the 2 train on 14th st!" one person tweeted. "Entire train shaken up. Feel horrible for the conductor," another added. A police spokeswoman did not have any information on the incident, and the MTA's website notes that all 1/2/3 trains are bypassing 14th Street.
We'll update when more information becomes available. Here's another tweet and photo related to the incident:
So someone decided to jump in front of a train this morning at 14th street! instagr.am/p/PcANc-p3KL/
— J.Spellman (@Specs2012) September 11, 2012
Update: An NYPD spokesperson said the victim is a 34-year-old woman, who, according to the accounts of witnesses, "was not pushed," but jumped in front of a southbound 1 train. However, several photos provided to Gothamist and that appear on Twitter show rescue workers removing the victim from what appears to be a 2 train. The police spokesperson said there is no criminality suspected. The victim's name has been withheld pending family notification.
Update 3:11 p.m.: One witness, Victor Shey, writes in to tell us about the incident. "I was in the first car on the 2 train that hit the woman who jumped from the platform this morning," Shey writes. "This was a 2 Uptown express train, not a 1 downtown. We all heard the conductor shout, 'NO!' and then felt the hard impact followed by the unsettling silence.
"We could hear the conductor through the cab door call the accident into headquarters stating that someone had jumped. He then came out and initiated the emergency protocol, having everyone exit from the front; he was shaken up and some of us gave him hugs before exiting. This is such a sad thing, my thoughts go out to him and everyone who’s been impacted."