On the street, a homeless man was discovered dead. In the tracks inside a Manhattan subway tunnel Friday morning, according to cops and transit officials.
The body was discovered north of Canal St. station. According to MTA officials, the Lexington Ave. line at 9:19 a.m. by an uptown No. 5 train operator.
The operator came to a halt just short of the corpse. Authorities later determined that another train on the tracks most likely hit the victim.
The man was in his forties, according to police. It was unclear how or when he entered the tunnel.
Discovered the man’s body, and the MTA suspended express service on the 4 and 5 lines in both directions.
The No. 5 train, which stopped short of the body, carried approximately 350 passengers. Officials said when the second train was about to pass to retrieve the straphangers. It brings them back to the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station at 10:02 a.m.
According to an MTA source who reviewed the incident reported. The man’s body was loaded onto the stopped No. 5 train and then taken to Union Square-14th St. station.
The death caused two hours delay during the rush hour on the 4, 5, and 6 lines, transporting tens of thousands of commuters every weekday morning.
Since last year, MTA officials have been looking into new ways to deal with an increasing number of unauthorized people on city subway tracks. This effort consists of MTA officials who have been looking into new ways to deal with an expanding number of unauthorized people on city subway tracks since last year.
Mayor Adams also launched a campaign earlier this year to clear homeless people from the city’s subway stations and tunnels.