Man killed by oncoming train in Sheepshead Bay

Fatal strike: A Q train hit and killed a man at the Sheepshead Bay station on Tuesday night.
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A train struck and killed a man at the Sheepshead Bay subway station on Tuesday, according to police.

The operator of a northbound Q train threw on the emergency breaks after spotting a man on the tracks near Sheepshead Bay Road and E. 15th Street shortly after 8 p.m., but was unable to slow the train in time and slammed into the victim, cops said.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene and pronounced the man dead at 8:25 p.m., according to authorities.

Users on the social crime-reporting app Citizen claimed the victim fell onto the tracks, but a spokeswoman for the Police Department had no information regarding how he ended up in harms way, saying only that investigators do not suspect criminality.

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Tragic: Emergency responders rushed to Sheepshead Bay station, where a man was hit by a train, and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
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