A 30-year-old man died on a Manhattan subway train Monday after he got into an argument with another straphan and the latter tried to subdue him, police said.
The NYPD said it was called to the Broadway-Lafayette station in NoHo around 2:25 p.m. for a 911 report of a physical altercation on a northbound F train. The 30-year-old was unconscious on the floor of the car when EMS arrived. officials.
According to the investigation, the man, whose identity has not been released, exchanged words with a 24-year-old on the train and the dispute escalated. A struggle ensued, police said, and the 24-year-old tried to subdue the other man, who reports indicate was the aggressor. Another man died at the scene.
The 24-year-old was taken into custody for questioning and later released, the NYPD said.
Video posted on the Citizen app showed caution tape cordoning off the scene. Authorities said the 30-year-old man had prior arrests, but the nature of those offenses was not immediately clear.
It’s also unclear what the men were fighting about. The investigation is ongoing.