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Brooklyn train kills man urinating on tracks

By Mason White 12:05 PM November 19, 2013
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By: John Roberts
A man is dead after a train mowed him down while urinating on the tracks, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that a straphanger, who went out on the tracks in an underground tunnel to urinate, was hit and killed by a southbound number 2 train in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Saturday night.

The unidentified man, 40-years-old, was at the Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue station at 11:40 p.m. when he was hit, police said.

The man has walked on a narrow walkway that extends into the tunnel when he was hit, police said.

This was not the first time that a person was killed while urinating on the train tracks.

In July, a Brooklyn homeless man was killed when he decided to urinate on the train tracks.