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Police say thief snatches phone, is fatally struck by train in Manhattan

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 14:52:39-04

MANHATTAN — A man was fatally struck by a New York City subway train after he grabbed someone's cellphone and jumped onto the tracks to flee, officials said.

Police said the unidentified man snatched a phone at the Canal Street station on the No. 1 subway line at about 4 a.m. He jumped onto the tracks and was hit by a northbound train. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Subway service was delayed in both directions while police investigated.