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 or by calling (718) 260–2517. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

Updated 5:19 pm, November 22, 2016
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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Unfortunately, jumping in the front of the subway train is one of the easiest and the most unpredictable types of suicides in the entire world. There is nothing that the MTA could do about that.
Nov. 18, 2016, 9:37 am
Emily from Park slope, Brooklyn NY says:
I was there. I saw when police cars and ambulances came. Me and My friend were just coming out of the school next to the train station, John Dewey High school. We were bewildered and went to the station to see if everything was okay and if we were able to go home. An officer told us we weren't allowed to go in and he immediately rushed us out. There were about 10 other people with us. We were beginning to walk out the station when about 5 paramedics came down the stairs carrying a body with no legs on a stretcher. I started panicking because i've never been in this situation before. I also have a bad case of anxiety which made everything worse. I send prayers out to the man's family. May god bless them and guide them through this hard time.
Nov. 19, 2016, 9:29 pm

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