March 27, 2014 | 1310 views
Suicide at Lynbrook LIRR train station
Man jumps in front of eastbound train
A 30-year-old Valley Stream man took his own life on Mar. 21 when he jumped in front of an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train as it was pulling into the Lynbrook station.
According to Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Meredith Daniels, MTA police were notified by a railroad employee that the 7:41 p.m. train from Penn Station to Long Beach struck the man at approximately 8:16 p.m. when he leapt in front of the train as it was preparing to stop at the station.
“Two people reported speaking to [the man] in the upper level waiting area,” Daniels said.
The LIRR accommodated passengers who were delayed by the incident by putting them on later trains. The investigation is still ongoing as of press time.