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Subway Train Plows Into Bike Thrown Onto Tracks at Steinway Street Station, Cops Seek Suspect

Steinway Street station in Astoria (Photo: By Luigi Novi CC By 4.0)

Sept. 24, 2021 By Christian Murray

A subway train smashed into a Citi Bike that had been thrown onto the tracks at the Steinway Street station in Astoria Sunday night, police said.

A man, who was part of a group of four men and one woman, allegedly threw the bike from street level onto the mezzanine—and then onto the tracks, according to police. The incident took place at around 10:15 p.m.

A southbound R Train struck the bike causing the emergency brakes to engage and damage to the train. The incident was caught on tape by a witness.

Police say that the incident put passengers on the train at risk, as well as those people waiting on the platform.

The police have released photos of the suspect—as well as members of the group—wanted for questioning. Cops are treating the incident as a case of reckless endangerment.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Logic

Nothing happens when a condition that is impossible to create is set up. If there’s such a thing as an immovable object than there there is no such thing as an irresistible force and Vice versa

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Jess

I wish megan markle and harry took the subway during their stay in nyc so that the city would put more cops on the subway and new yorkers would feel safe to ride it during their site seeing and photo ops with the poor. They should visit queens to see the flooded basements due to ida and hold a memorial and talk about climate change.

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Beth

Glad no one was hurt. Those citibikes should be more affordable or free to ride. Then less people will be angered by them.

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Sandra

Why wasn’t a social worker stationed at this subway station. Perhaps they could of prevented this.

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Ain’t no fool

What are they going to do? Get beat up? Do you have common sense? How have you survived being so naive?

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Thugs

Pure vandalism.
These thugs should get 30 years. They are useless, dumb, immature, careless. They will never, NEVER be any good for society…

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Gardens Watcher

Get these idiots before the weekend is over or risk copy cats. Another reason I’m not taking the subway anymore.

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