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Man Urinating on Subway Tracks in Astoria Fatally Struck by Train: NYPD

An image from outside the subway station Thursday (Photo: Citizen)

March 17, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A man was fatally struck by a subway train in Astoria Thursday afternoon after slipping off the platform while urinating on the tracks.

The 27-year-old victim fell in front of an R train at around 3:35 p.m. as it pulled into the 46th Street station, according to police.

The NYPD said the straphanger was standing on the platform and urinating onto the tracks. He then slipped and fell onto the railway before being hit by the oncoming train.

The man appeared to be intoxicated before falling, police said.

First responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene and removed his body from the tracks.

Police do not suspect criminality and were unable to provide any further information.

The man’s identity has not been released.

The Forest Hills-71st Ave.-bound M and R trains were bypassing the 46 Street station while police investigated the scene. The MTA announced at around 6 p.m. that normal service at the station had resumed.

The 27-year-old victim fell in front of an R train as it pulled into 46th Street station on Broadway (Photo: Wiki commons)

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