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Man arrested in death of good Samaritan fatally struck by train in Manhattan subway station

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 15:53:10-04

HARLEM, Manhattan — Police arrested a man on murder charges in the death of a good Samaritan struck by a train after he intervened in a fight, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said Thursday.

Dwayne Brown, 57, stepped in when he spotted Todd Hubbard allegedly harassing two women on July 3, officials said. Brown and Hubbard struggled with each other and Brown was struck by an incoming train at the West 125th Street and Lenox Avenue subway station.

When officers arrived, Brown was on the subway platform, police said. He was unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma. Medical officials pronounced him dead at the scene.