NEW YORK – The NYPD on Monday investigated yet another fatal act of violence in the New York City subway system.
Two men were fighting on a platform at the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street station in Queens around 5 p.m. when one man ended up on the tracks, police said.
A Jamaica-bound F train then hit 48-year-old Heriberto Quintana, who later died at Elmhurst Hospital. Senior citizen robbed after passing out in NYC subway
The fight started when the two men reportedly bumped into each other. The second man's phone then fell on the track. The two fought and then Quintana ended up on the tracks. He was then hit by the train.
New York City police took the 50-year-old man into custody. It was unclear if he pushed Quintana or if the victim simply fell onto the tracks during the brawl. They had not released any charges against him.
The evening rush hour was disrupted as police set up a crime scene in the subway station. Man pushed onto subway tracks in the Bronx
Several shocking crimes have transpired in the subway system this year, including a number of killings.
An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old on a subway train in Queens on Friday afternoon.
A 38-year-old man was stabbed to death on a subway platform in the Bronx on Oct 6. Image 1 of 3 ?
A man died after being hit by a train during a subway fight in Queens.