Sunday, June 28, 2009

Platform Death Still Under Investigation by Lisa Fogarty - Queens Chronicle

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An unidentified man died on June 11 when he either fell or jumped from the J and Z train platform at the Woodhaven Blvd. Station at Jamaica Avenue, police said.

Police confirmed that witnesses said they saw the man jump to his death at around 6:05 p.m. The man was not carrying identification and police and medical examiners were still unsure of his name, age and place of residence at press time.

The case is still under investigation and the final cause of death is undetermined, according to a spokesperson for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The incident marks the second time this month someone has either jumped or fallen from a local train station elevated platform. On June 8, a bank robber, attempting to evade police, leaped to his death from the A Train platform on Liberty Avenue.