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Incident on IRT Eastern Parkway Line this morning...

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Here's the story: NEW YORK (AP) ― A homeless man has been struck and killed by a New York City subway train.

 

A transit agency spokeswoman says the brakes on a northbound 4 train in Brooklyn went into emergency mode Wednesday morning after striking something on the tracks at the Franklin Avenue station, near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She says a member of the train's crew discovered the man's body.

 

A police spokeswoman says the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Investigators say it's unclear whether the death was an accident or a suicide. They don't suspect criminality.

 

The man's identity isn't being released until his relatives are notified.

 

Service in the area was suspended for about an hour.

http://wcbstv.com/local/homeless.man.killed.2.927353.html

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Well, they're homeless. A lot of homeless people live in the subway tunnels, especially during the winter time.

 

That's dumb. The (MTA) crews and police don't try to stop them? and besides, there are thosands of rats that carry disease in those tunnels.

 

Anways, I don't want to be mean, but if someone stopped him then he would still be alive.

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Its' hard enough to find all the homeless people that live on the street. The vastness of the tunnels is a whole other story. Although most homeless people actually reside on the trains themselves and not in the tunnels.

 

 

The tunnels are only a lilttle bit warmer than the street, believe it or not. So not too many homeless venture into the tunnels.

 

 

It's very easy to get into the tunnels from most stations without being noticed. Only major stations and statinos before water crossings usually have cameras that face the tunnel. Also at night there is far less surveillance and pretty much no police presence in the subway except at again, major stations.

 

 

 

And if you've railfanned, you'll notice there really aren't many places to go in the tunnels that don't see people. There are maintenance of way rooms here and there that may not get used, but those places are general loud and someplace one would like to be, even if homeless. Abandoned areas of tunnel/stationl and what not are areas too, but you really have to roam around to find those.

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That's dumb. The (MTA) crews and police don't try to stop them? and besides, there are thosands of rats that carry disease in those tunnels.

 

Anways, I don't want to be mean, but if someone stopped him then he would still be alive.

 

You have to understand that there are MILLIONS of people that travel on the subways every single day. There are not enough cops and cameras to prevent this from happening on a widespread basis.

 

And as far as the rats are concerned, what do the homeless care? The tunnels provide shelter, and (sometimes) warmth.

 

Sad story. =(

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You have to understand that there are MILLIONS of people that travel on the subways every single day. There are not enough cops and cameras to prevent this from happening on a widespread basis.

 

And as far as the rats are concerned, what do the homeless care? The tunnels provide shelter, and (sometimes) warmth.

 

Sad story. =(

 

I see where you're coming from, but don't they have any common sense to at least avoid being hit by the trains.

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I see where you're coming from, but don't they have any common sense to at least avoid being hit by the trains.

 

Another sad fact is that a lot of the homeless are either mentally ill, drunk, or under the influence of drugs.

 

Not saying that they ALL are, but still.

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Beleive it or not, it's not very hard to get hit by a train. If you read around on the urban explore sites and such they wil ltell you that trains can snek up on you. Before you can get out of the way.

 

 

 

It could also be what duelingdragons said. Many homeless people are mentally I'll

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