Man dies after falling onto subway tracks in Queens after fight
A man died Monday afternoon after falling on subway tracks during a fight with another man in Queens, New York police reported.
According to an NYPD spokesperson, a 48-year-old man was involved in a “physical fight” with a 50-year-old man on the platform of the northbound F train at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station around 4: 45 p.m., Fox News reported.
The dispute would have been fought because the fatality accidentally hit the suspectthrowing his cell phone on the tracks, ABC7 NY reported.
In the midst of the dispute, the 48-year-old man fell on the railway tracks and was subsequently hit by an F train. Despite being transferred to Elmhurst Hospital, he was pronounced dead by his injuries, NYPD added.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old man was taken into custody. The identities of those involved have not been revealed; Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.
The incident occurs after a man pushed another man onto the subway tracks before a 6 train arrived on the platform of the E 149 & Southern Blvd subway station on Saturday morning. After the impact, the suspect fled of the place.
So far the suspect has not been arrested. but it was known that he was dressed in a bubble jacket and black and white patterned pants.
Another altercation broke out Friday when an 18-year-old boy fatally shot a 15-year-old boy on a subway train at the Mott Avenue station in Far Rockaway late in the afternoon.
Keyondre Russell was arrested by the NYPD and charged with murder and a weapons charge, while the victim was identified as Jayjon Burnett.
The latest incidents occurred after the New York City subway system acknowledged a rapid increase in crime in recent years. Since 2020, there have been more than 20 murders in the subway system, surpassing the 20 homicides that were recorded between 2008 and 2019 combined.
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