R train victim was a suicide, cops say

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The Dyker Heights man who was hit by an R train on Wednesday jumped in front of it in a bid to end his life, investigators announced today.

Witnesses in the 86th Street station saw the man leap in front of a Manhattan-bound train at approximately 1 pm, said a police spokesman. Emergency responders arrived shortly after and rushed the man to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition at 1:40 pm.

He suffered “traumatic wounds” all over his body and was pronounced dead Wednesday evening, according to police.

Officials will release his name once they have notified his family, cops said.

The incident snarled subway service at Bay Ridge stations, and stranded straphangers were forced to take walk or take the B37 or B63 out of Bay Ridge.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Where are those platform screening doors that we are needed ASAP? The MTA forgot that our safety is a much more priority than our own commute. Do it like in Longon, Seoul and Singapore. Then again, the MTA is a cash-strapped state agency, desperately in need for money. Therefore, fare hikes are the norm every two years. A domino effect example for the worst possible way.
Jan. 13, 2017, 9:14 am
Darlene from Williamsburg says:
Where is Longon?
You can't stop people from killing themselves, you control freak. You always want to dictate how other people should lead their lives, Pedro. You think you're Fidel Castro or something.
Jan. 14, 2017, 8:27 am
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Sorry Darlene, every bad injury or death towards the straphangers by the MTA buses, subways and trains did gave the governor and the MTA a very bad name through legitimate lawsuits. That is one way to progressively tackle the overal governmental red tape like the MTA.
Jan. 14, 2017, 11:43 am
Jack McGovern says:
Pedro has been in this country for all of five minutes, and now he's an expert and will change everything! How about you save your "clever" remarks for your fellow Mexicans?
Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 am
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Excuse me Jack McGovern, I am naturally born in the United States of America, just like you, but my heritage is Dominican and Puerto Rican. For once, say something profession like I am a Hispanic or a Latino, unlike your previous comment which is downright misleading and racist. I am entitled to my opinion on these articles that the Brooklyn Paper cannot control the comments section. Anyway, the suicides by these emotionally disturbed passengers are a perfect example of Social Darwinism at its worst. The spirit of Charles Darwin would be crying at his own grave right now.
Jan. 15, 2017, 4:13 pm
??? says:
Wow, Pedro if you are really born in the United States why can't you speak English?
"...our saftey is a much more priority"
"death towards the straphangers"
"say something profession"
"the spirit ... would be crying in his own grave"
Jan. 15, 2017, 4:35 pm
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Darlene, Jack and ???: Nobody's perfect by the end of the day. Don't take this too personally. Focus on commenting on this article at hand. Note: I used my iPad Mini Tablet for making objective comments in this website, in which some words are autocorrected by mistake. Some of you can't handle the truth very seriously. I shouldn't feed the online trolls for your own amusement, rather than having a great discussion on this issue. Anyway, back to this article, a moral question remains: Would the MTA cares about own lives, or the money from us? You choose. BTW, don't shoot the messenger: I just found out from this article.
Jan. 15, 2017, 8:14 pm
Albert E. says:
How about the train just slows down as it first reaches the beginning of the platform and then just rolls into the station slowly. Problem solved.
Jan. 29, 2017, 9:35 am

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