A MAN was dragged by a train across a New York City subway platform before being thrown onto the tracks and dying, police and transit officials said.
How exactly 37-year-old Marcus Bryant was caught is still unclear.
NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have conflicting reports of the fatal incident that occurred at the Avenue M subway station in Brooklyn.
Bryant exited the Q train around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday night when Bryant’s pants and possibly his foot got stuck in the train door, according to the NYPD.
“The man was being dragged through the rain. Then he broke free and stepped onto the road bed. Then he was hit by an incoming train,” a DCPI spokesman told The Sun.
But NYC Transit President Richard Davey revealed that a preliminary investigation found Bryant was not stuck in the door.
Davey stated that Bryant was trapped between the train and the platform, but how he was dragged is unknown.
“The person became trapped between the train and the platform and later fell into the pit, onto the tracks and a second train passed,” Davey said.
Bryant was transported to Maimonides Medical Center, where he died early Thursday morning, the NYPD said.
A coroner will determine Bryant’s cause of death.
“I just saw him. He’s coming to see his mother,” Bryant’s neighbor Carlos Marin told the New York Daily News.
“I saw him leaving around 8:30 p.m [Wednesday night].”
Marin called Bryant “a quiet guy.”
Davey said the cameras at the Avenue M station were working at the time of the incident.
“It was a tragic accident last night. Our hearts go out to the victim and his family,” he said during a press conference at the station.
“We’re also here to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again.”
Q train service was suspended until about 3 a.m. due to the incident, MTA officials said.
In 2019, a man died from a similar accident after being dragged 20 feet into a tunnel as a Line 7 train exited Grand Central Terminal.
Samuel L. Jackson had close contact with a train when his foot was caught in a door as the train exited a station in 1988.
The conductor stopped the train before the actor could be pulled off the platform, but Jackson suffered a knee injury and ligament damage.
He filed a lawsuit against the MTA and was awarded $540,000.
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