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Man struck by train after trying to steal boy’s cellphone, NYPD says

F trainApril 5, 2016 By Michael Florio

A man was struck by a subway this morning after attempting to grab a 13-year-old boy’s cell phone, according to the NYPD.

A 33-year-old man attempted to take the boy’s phone on a Manhattan-bound M-train while it was traveling between the 65th Street station and the Northern Blvd station, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.

The police received a call about the incident and saw the train stopped at the Northern Blvd station. The suspect exited the subway and ran onto the Queens bound express tracks.

As he fled he assaulted a Good Samaritan who attempted to intervene, according to the NYPD.

An M-train struck the suspect, who suffered scratches and bruises. NYPD transit officers who were conducting a search discovered him, the spokeswoman said.

The suspect was arrested and was escorted out of the 65th Street station. He was transported to Elmhurst General Hospital in stable condition.

An investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending, according to the spokeswoman.

The incident occurred just after 8 am on Tuesday.  The E, F, M and R trains were suspended but resumed service at about 9 am, although there are extensive delays, an MTA spokeswoman said.

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Don Vincenzo

I hope the train didn’t get damaged. Do you know how much it costs to fix those things. The F U train.

Tara Purswani

It’s so sad that someone resorted to stealing a cell phone and put himself and others at risk. I don’t wish any bad fortune for him, even though he committed a crime. He does not deserve physical pain or death because of his action. He must be very confused and suffering to want to do such things. I hope it is a wake up call for him. People can change.


Jesus Lopez or Jesus Mendez? They’re both known to have twisted sense of humor and would laugh at almost anything..

SuperWitty Smitty

You don’t get forgiven until you ask for it and repent. Here’s what Jesus said about thieves: And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness.


If only the train hit him harder, would have had a good laugh. Wish scum like this would get the hell out of town.


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