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Man dies after leap in front of D train

Jumper: A man jumped in front of a D train at the Bay 50th Street station in Gravesend.
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A man is dead after he jumped in front of a D train in an apparent suicide at the Bay 50th Street station in Gravesend on Nov. 16.

The 37-year-old leapt in front of a Coney Island-bound train at 4:04 pm, according to a Fire Department spokesman. The train severed the man’s legs, and emergency responders took him to Lutheran Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:06 pm, she said.

Transit officials rerouted Manhattan-bound D trains onto the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street stations. Regular service resumed at 4:50 pm, said a transit spokeswoman.

Two witnesses saw the man leap in front of the train, according to a Police Department spokeswoman, who said officials are still investigating.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2517. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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