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Old 03-10-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Been a while since I've posted here.

Anyhow, on my way home from work today, there was an incident on the Lex lines that I'm wondering if anyone else was aware of.

I don't know the entire story but it sounds like this guy punched another man trying to pack into the #4 and he did it right in front of a cop. The attacker moved to the front of the car where I was standing near.

Pretty soon, I look up from my iPod and I see 4 cops and one pissed off police dog walking up the platform checking the train. They spot the guy.

The attacker grtabs his bag, runs out of the 4 train, goes across the platform to the 6 tracks and he JUMPS OFF THE PLATORM ONTO THE TRACKS and into the northbound tunnel before the police could get to him!

The trains were held there for about 5-10 minutes before the 4 left along its business. The 5 showed up next - I got on and got home with no delays. I don't know whether the guy was caught or not.


Anyone else hear about this?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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Fred probably knows the details -- hopefully, he'll let us know what happened!
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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That doesnt sound insane at all. Happens all the time, but most of the time there is no cop.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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And here I was thinking commuting from Penn Station was hell on earth, and that Grand Central had to be a more elegant experience.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Grand Central Terminal is generally a more elegant experience, but Grand Central Station has the same positives/negatives as the rest of the subway system.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Fred probably knows the details -- hopefully, he'll let us know what happened!
Unfortunately, there are two small problems here. One is that I work the AM tour, and if it happened in the evening, I was at home. The other is that I don't work in the IRT division--what people generally call "the subway" is actually divided into two divisions, and it takes a while before news from one division filters into another. (I'm also off on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but if I hear anything on Friday, I'll report it! )

I can tell you that people deciding to use the trackbed to escape from police isn't unheard of. Sometimes they even manage to get away. But the OP's use of the word "insanity" was accurate in more ways than one. I work for MTA, and you wouldn't catch me on the tracks walking let alone running, except in the most dire of emergencies. Not recommended practice, if I may commit a slight understatement.
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