Police Seek Suspect in Fatal Brooklyn Subway Fight

March 26, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a suspect who got into a physical altercation with a man on a subway platform moments before the man was fatally struck by a train.

Police say Joshua Basin, of Howard Beach, Queens, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after Friday night’s incident.

They say both men were riding the “L” train when they got into a verbal dispute. At the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn, they both got out and a physical altercation ensued during which both men wound up on the tracks.

The suspect climbed out and fled. Police say Basin was struck by a northbound train.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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