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‘Subway surfer’ killed by train near West 4th Street station: NYPD

Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 23:22:07-05

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – A man who was "subway surfing" was fatally struck by a southbound F train after falling between cars near the West 4th Street station Tuesday afternoon, police said.

MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz said it happened just after 3 p.m., about 100 feet from the Greenwich Village stop.

The unidentified man was holding onto one of the doors of a subway car when he lost his grip and fell, according to the NYPD.

Service on several subway lines was rerouted while police investigated the death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.