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Person struck by train in Astoria dies: FDNY

Emergency personnel responded to an accident involving a train and a person at the Broadway and 31st Street station in Astoria. Photo courtesy Devon Schwab
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ASTORIA — A man was struck and killed by an N train late Tuesday afternoon in Astoria, according to the MTA and FDNY.

An FDNY spokeswoman said the department received a call around 4:15 p.m. about a victim who was reportedly on the elevated tracks at Broadway and 31st Street. Firefighters arrived on scene at 4:23 p.m. Fire Department and EMS vehicles surrounded the scene, the FDNY said.

According to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman, the man was struck by a northbound N train as it entered the Broadway station. He was pronounced dead at 4:26 p.m. by EMS officials, she said.

Witnesses said that a leg and body parts were spotted on the roadway. A spokesman for the NYPD said police have concluded the event was a suicide and are investigating the incident.

N and Q train service was suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard in both directions for several hours, the MTA said.

Updated 5:37 pm, July 9, 2018
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