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L Train Service Temporarily Suspended Between Brooklyn and Manhattan After Person Jumps Onto Bedford Ave Tracks

Jan. 11, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan was temporarily suspended after a person jumped onto the tracks at Williamsburg’s Bedford Ave. station this morning.

The New York City Subway tweeted at 11:45 a.m. that there was no L train service between Myrtle-Wyckoff and 1 Av because of an injured passenger at the station.

Witnesses saw a person jump onto the tracks of the Manhattan-bound side at around 11:30 a.m., a spokesperson for the NYPD said. The spokesperson confirmed that the person was stuck under the train.

By 12:11 P.M., the MTA said L trains are bypassing the Bedford Avenue station in both directions due to NYPD activity at the station.

Screenshot from video streamed via the Citizen app.

Video streamed from the Citizen app shows several FDNY workers on the tracks peering below the stopped train.

The victim’s status remains unknown.

L service resumed in both directions by 12:10 p.m., according to the New York City Subway. Residual delays are to be expected.


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