Teen Commits Suicide On Train Tracks During Rush Hour
By Daily News
A 16-year-old boy carrying his schoolbooks committed suicide in front of dozens of witnesses by leaping in front of a Midtown subway train at the height of rush hour Tuesday, officials said.
The south-bound A train hit the teen at the north end of the 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal station at about 7:50 a.m., cops said.
He died at the scene. His name was not immediately released.
Straphangers and workers saw the troubled teen jump in front of the train as it came into the station.
“I saw police rushing over and then they shut the whole station down,” said Abul Hoque, 74, who works at the station’s convenience store. “I heard a young person jumped. I don’t know why they’d do that. It’s very sad. It could be anyone – my daughter, son, your brother, sister – It’s very sad… No one knows why someone would do that.”
Police said the teen “had a history of depression.” He had also been hospitalized in September for suicidal thoughts, cop sources said.