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Man Dies in Freak Accident in NYC Subway

He was reportedly running for the train, didn't make it

(Newser) - The latest tragedy to occur in the New York City subway wasn't a crime but rather a horrible accident. The New York Daily News reports it involves a 20-year-old man who was on the Upper West Side trying to board a southbound train at the 59th Street Columbus Circle...

Police Searching for Man Who Pushed Stranger Onto Subway Tracks

Victim was not hit by train, but was hurt in the unprovoked attack

(Newser) - The suspect is still on the loose in the latest disturbing incident involving a New York City subway platform. Police say a man standing on the Brooklyn platform suddenly, and with no provocation, charged at a man walking by and purposely pushed the second man onto the subway tracks. The...

Daring Rescue Rewarded: 'We Need More Anthonys in the World'

Chicago man Anthony Perry, 20, pulled a man off electrified rail at subway station

(Newser) - A Chicago man who jumped onto train tracks to rescue someone who'd fallen onto an electrified rail at an L station earned more than praise for his heroic act: He's also been given a car. Anthony Perry, 20, was surprised this week with a 2009 Audi A8 from...

Cops Seek Man in Connection With NYC Subway Murder
Suspect in NYC Subway
Killing Gives Himself Up

Suspect in NYC Subway Killing Gives Himself Up

Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered on Tuesday

(Newser) - Updated: The man wanted in a seemingly unprovoked fatal shooting on a New York City subway turned himself in to police on Tuesday. WABC reports Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered to police at a Manhattan precinct after his Brooklyn-based pastor first went to the Fifth Precinct and "worked out the...

Man Fatally Shot on NYC Subway in Unprovoked Attack

Sunday shooting appears to be random, police say

(Newser) - As a 48-year-old man was seated in the last car of a subway en route from Brooklyn to Manhattan Sunday morning, he was fatally shot by another subway rider in what appears to have been a random attack. Witnesses told police that as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge, the...

Girl Sheltering in Kyiv Subway: 'We Just Have to Put Up With It'

15K people are said to be hunkered down there

(Newser) - Blankets, clothing, and suitcases line the corridor. In one corner, a woman reads a book to a group of curious-looking children, per CNN . Some distance off, a man reads his own book in solitude in a subway train. There's an occasional bark or meow. This is the new normal...

Cops: Subway Attacker Smeared Feces on Woman
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack

NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack

Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station

(Newser) - Update: Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...

Woman Narrowly Survives Push Onto Subway Tracks
After Subway Push, Driver
Stops With Inches to Spare
in case you missed it

After Subway Push, Driver Stops With Inches to Spare

Suspect was seen pushing woman onto tracks at Brussels metro station

(Newser) - A day before a woman was shoved to her death at a subway station in New York, a woman in Belgium had a very narrow escape. Video from the Rogier metro station in Brussels Friday shows a young man pushing a woman onto the tracks moments before a train arrives....

Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him

Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck

(Newser) - A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The New York Post reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...

Subway Surfer Killed On NYC Bridge
Subway Surfer Killed
On NYC Bridge

Subway Surfer Killed On NYC Bridge

32-year-old fell from train and was run over

(Newser) - A man who was attempting to "surf" atop a New York City subway train on Saturday lost his footing and his life. Per the NY Post , the 32-year-old had climbed atop a J train bound for Brooklyn when he slipped and fell while on the Williamsburg Bridge. As bystanders...

Subway Worker Suspended After Fending Off Robber

Owner suggested she leaked video

(Newser) - An employee at an Illinois Subway sandwich restaurant who was the victim of an attempted robbery successfully fought off an armed robber but now she's the one being punished. Per WTVO , Araceli Sotelo was working alone at a Rockford location of the chain when a man entered and demanded...

Commuters Sent Final Texts as Water Rose in Subway Cars

Survivor describes ordeal of being trapped during flooding

(Newser) - "I may not be able to get out," Pure Li messaged a friend Tuesday as the subway car she was trapped in flooded in Zhengzhou, a city in central China. As the situation deteriorated, she updated her message. "Screwed," she typed. Li, who was trapped with...

In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt
In Age of Extreme Weather,
Subways Bear the Brunt
the rundown

In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt

Storms are turning them into flood zones with increasing regularity

(Newser) - The scenes are remarkable. People had to wade through waist-deep water in the New York City subway earlier this month. This week in China, floodwater in Zhenghou trapped passengers in subway cars, per CNN . (Read their first-person accounts via the BBC .) The examples aren't as unique as you...

Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters

Flooded Subways?
NYC Commuters
Trudge On

Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Pro-Navalny Subway Workers Just Got Some Bad News

Dozens of Moscow Metro employees fired after signing petition in support of opposition leader

(Newser) - If you're an Alexei Navalny fan and work for Moscow's subway system, make sure management or the Kremlin doesn't get wind of it. Per the CBC , dozens of workers with the "famously ornate" Moscow Metro, some who've been employed by the transit agency for years,...

23 Dead After Mexico City Subway Overpass Collapses

Dozens injured after accident on city's newest subway line

(Newser) - Rescue workers and firefighters converged in Mexico City late Monday after a subway overpass collapsed as a train was passing over it, sending the train plunging to the road 16 feet below and killing at least 23. "There are unfortunately children among the dead," says Claudia Sheinbaum, the...

'Satan' Tries to Get a Date at Subway Station

The man said he was only flirting

(Newser) - The Prince of Darkness is apparently looking for a date on the Boston subway system. A 20-year-old woman approached transit police at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Forest Hills station at about 10:45pm Monday to complain about an encounter with a man dressed all in black, including a...

The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think
The Air in Subway Stations
Is as Bad as You Think
new study

The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think

Study finds NYC has particularly high air pollution

(Newser) - All those Salesforce employees in New York City who are giving up the commute for good may have more reasons than one to be glad about it. A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives looked at the quality of the air during AM and PM rush hours...

NYC MTA: TikTok Star's Subway Prank 'a New Low'

Josh Popkin's Fruity Pebbles-and-milk stunt didn't go over well

(Newser) - A TikTok star caused quite a commotion on a New York City subway, and now he's facing quite a backlash. Per BuzzFeed , Josh Popkin, the 23-year-old also known as @fckjoshy, shared video on the social network showing him carrying a plastic bin filled with Fruity Pebbles and milk onto...

'Another Horrific Moment' for NYC Transit

Subway driver killed, many injured in fire on train

(Newser) - A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that's being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said, per the AP . "We...

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