Police nab suspect in deadly L train brawl

Ryan Beauchamp, 33, turned himself in to police after cops identified him as a suspect in the death of Joshua Basin, 20, who was shoved onto the tracks and in front of a train at the Bedford Avenue L train station on March 23.
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Police arrested a man accused of starting a subway brawl that ended when a straphanger was fatally struck by an L train in the Bedford Avenue subway station last week.

Ryan Beauchamp, 33, allegedly got into a fight with Joshua Basin, 20, on the platform at 10:40 pm last Friday, when they both fell onto the tracks.

Police say Beauchamp climbed out of the tracks and fled the station, but Basin was unable to pull himself onto the platform before a Manhattan-bound train entered the station and struck him.

Emergency responders brought Basin to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

Cops posted an image of the perp — captured on surveillance cameras — and matched it to Beauchamp’s mug shot from an October arrest at an Occupy Wall Street protest, the New York Post reports.

Investigators released the suspect’s name over the weekend and took Beauchamp in for questioning after spotting him on Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick on Tuesday.

Charges are pending, according to police.

Reach reporter Aaron Short at ashort@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2547.

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