L Train Suspended in Both Directions After Person Jumps in Tracks at Union Square


We’re hearing reports of a person jumping in front of an L train at Union Square around 11:30 this morning. There’s now police activity at 14th Street shutting down L train service in both directions — per an MTA Service notice: “There is no train service in both directions from the Bedford Avenue Station to the Eighth Avenue Station.” Update: L train service has resumed with “residual delays.”

Witness @mattkays tweeted the following:

The jumper’s condition has been unconfirmed by FDNY but according to @NYScanner, he or she was DOA under the train. In a particularly heart-wrenching detail, DNA Info reports that the person jumped and “left a full bag of groceries on the platform.”

Service is expected to be disrupted for two hours.

Update 2: The victim, a male, has been confirmed dead by the FDNY.