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Man killed after falling onto subway tracks during battle on platform


A man has died after falling onto a train track and was hit by a train during a skirmish, where one of the fighters dropped his mobile phone on the tracks below, police said. close said.

In another deadly incident in the NYC transit system, authorities say two men collided on the platform at Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights station around 6 p.m. Monday, mid-hours. go to work at night, follow NBC New York.

A suspect’s cell phone fell onto the train tracks. and he asks the victim to go get it.

The fight started after two men ran into each other, with one of them dropping their phones on the train track

The other man refused to take it, causing the two to fight. The victim, identified as 48-year-old Heriberto Quintana, ended up lying on the tracks as a train was entering the station.

Police said Quintana was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died.

The other man involved in the scuffle, described as a 50-year-old man, has been detained by police.

Authorities are currently reviewing surveillance footage to see if the suspect pushed Quintana off the platform or if he fell on his own.

No fees were filed on Tuesday.

Quintana’s death caused a massive delay on the E/F/M/R lanes in and out of Queens. The Long Island Railroad ended up picking up a number of MetroCard holders with both reputations and honors in both directions.

Quintana’s death is the ninth in the NYC subway system in 2022, the fifth in the past two weeks

The incident is the ninth fatality in the subway system this year and the fifth in the transit system in the past two weeks.

On Friday, a teenager was shot dead on a moving train in Far Rockaway.

Meanwhile, three others have been stabbed to death since September 30, with two in the subway attacks and a third on a city bus.

On Saturday (October 15), a man was pushed onto train tracks in the Bronx, and police called the attack unprovoked. Surveillance video released the next day showed the unidentified assailant approaching the man before pushing him down the tracks before the appearance of an oncoming No 6 train, according to the door. row.

The man in that incident luckily survived after a group of Good Samaritans helped him off the tracks and back onto the platform. The suspect in that case has yet to be arrested.


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