An unhinged man died after leaping in front of an oncoming subway train in Bronx early Saturday, officials said.
Witnesses told police the victim was standing on the Manhattan-bound platform for the No. 1 train at the elevated 231st Street station in Kingsbridge when he made the leap about 4:50 a.m.
The motorman saw the man jump but was unable to stop the train in time, cops said.
The doomed man died at the scene, officials said. Cops are still working to identify him.
The death was the second fatality in the city’s transit system in a seven-hour span Friday night, officials said.
A man was struck by a train trying to cross the tracks in Washington Heights, officials said.
The man jumped from the platform onto the tracks at the 155th Street station and was walking over to the uptown side when a downtown D train hit him about 11:20 p.m. Friday, officials said.
The unidentified man, who is believed to be homeless, died at the station, cops said.
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