Chaos: Thursday evening’s rush hour in New York City ground to a halt on the A and C lines after a couple were struck and killed by a train in an alleged murder-suicide in Brooklyn
A man and his girlfriend were struck and killed by a New York City subway train after police say he pulled the terrified woman off the platform and they both fell onto the tracks.
Police say 42-year-old Cynthia Raiser and her 54-year-old boyfriend were hit by a northbound C train at around 4.45pm on Thursday at the busy Broadway Junction station in Brooklyn.
Raiser was pronounced dead at the scene. Her lover, identified as Anthony Collins, was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
EMS remove one of the bodies from the tracks in the Broadway Junction station in Brooklyn – Cynthia Raiser was pronounced dead at the scene
Police have classified the fatal incident as a possible murder-suicide.
It is believed that Raiser and Collins were married to other people and having an affair with one another.
The 54-year-old Collins allegedly had a history of domestic violence.
Service on the A and C lines in both Brooklyn and Queens was disrupted by the homicide investigation during the evening rush hour, reported NBC4.
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