So this is going to be a terrible post. I was on the F Train coming home after taping my VH1 segment, when the train came to an abrupt stop. After a few seconds, the conductor came over the loud speaker and said, "We have a customer on the track." As it turns out, someone committed suicide by jumping in front of the train. The train was just entering the West 4th stop.
I was in the second to last car which wasn't in the station yet, so myself and the other passengers had to walk through all the cars to the front in order to get off the train. When we deboarded, the station was loaded with firemen and police officers, and they were looking under the train for the body, the person... it was so horrible. I didn't see any blood or anything - thank God - but there was a stretcher and other stuff.
This was all I could find on the Internet about it. I'm sure there will be more; it just happened.
Manhattan, NY +Transit Delay+ Power is off on the downtown "F" Line due to an EDP that jumped onto the tracks in front of the train and was struck by the train at Waverly Place and 6th Avenue, ESU and FD on the scene, expect delays on the transit system.Check back later because I'm going to write more on this. I met a guy and we had a nice talk about life and I want to tell you about it.
(NOTE: EDP stands for Emotionally Disturbed Person.)
Here's something else: Gothamist
For those of you who may be depressed:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
UPDATE: This post was linked to from Gothamist.