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Man fatally struck by train in Flatbush • Brooklyn Paper

Man fatally struck by train in Flatbush

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A man was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning at the Newkirk Plaza station.
Photo by Todd Maisel

A Manhattan-bound Q train fatally struck a man at the Newkirk Plaza station in Flatbush on Thursday morning, according to police. 

First responders rushed to the station shortly after 7 am and pronounced the victim — who was in his 30s — dead on the scene, cops said.

Manhattan-bound local train service was suspended for more than two hours — and express service continued on the opposite track, but skipped the Newkirk Avenue stop as police investigated the incident.

Authorities do not suspect that foul play was involved in the incident, and believe the man was already on the tracks when the train pulled into the station — leading them to believe he may have committed suicide, according to authorities.

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Police pronounced the victim dead on the scene.Photo by Todd Maisel

Shocked strap hangers looked on as police and transit officials investigated the scene.

“I just can’t believe it,” said one woman waiting for her train to Brighton Beach. “Why would someone do this at this joyous time of the year? So sad.”

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