Police: Man is caught in NYC subway door, dragged to death

June 16, 2022 Associated Press
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A New York City subway rider died Thursday after his pants and foot got caught in the door of a train and he was dragged along the platform, police said.

The unidentified man was trying to exit a subway car in Brooklyn just before midnight Wednesday when he got caught in the door, a police spokesperson said.

The man was dragged across the platform and then onto the tracks, police said.

The operator of the next train managed to stop before hitting the injured man, and he was taken to a nearby hospital, police said. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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A request for comment was sent to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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