Marcus Bryant, a 37 year old man, died after he was dragged along a New York City subway platform by a train and thrown onto the tracks, according to police.
Marcus Bryant, was exiting a northbound Q train at East 16th street and Avenue M in Brooklyn on Wednesday night when his clothes became caught in the subway doors, according to the New York City Police Department.
He was then dragged onto the tracks as the train pulled away from the station, where he was hit by a second train, police said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced delayed Q train service at the station early Thursday as emergency services responded to a person hit by a train.
The incident occurred at about 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. Bryant was then transported to a nearby Maimonides Medical Center, where he died Thursday.
However, officials from the NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority have conflicting accounts about the fatal incident that happened at the Avenue M subway station in Brooklyn.
Bryant exited the Q train around 11.50pm on Wednesday night when, according to the NYPD, Bryant’s pants and possibly his foot got stuck in the train door, the New York Daily News reported.
“The man was dragged alongside the train,” a DCPI spokesperson told The Sun.
“He then became dislodged and entered the roadbed. He was then struck by an incoming train.”
But the NYC Transit president, Richard Davey, said that a preliminary investigation found that Bryant wasn’t stuck in the door.
Davey stated that Bryant got caught between the train and the platform but it’s unknown how he was dragged.
“The individual was caught between the train and the platform and later fell into the pit, into the tracks, and a second train came over,” said Davey.
Bryant was transported to Maimonides Medical Center, where he died early Thursday morning, the NYPD said.