Rescue train hits, kills homeless man inside Manhattan subway tunnel

East Harlem
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A homeless man died after a rescue train hit him while he was walking through a Manhattan subway tunnel Monday morning, according to police and a report.

The rescue train was traveling from the 86th Street station on the Upper East Side to the 110th Street station in East Harlem to pick up passengers stuck on a stalled 4 train around 6:15 a.m. on Monday when it hit a man near the 96th Street station, the Daily News reported.

The man “appeared to be homeless and [had] made his way deep into the tunnel for shelter,” the outlet reported, citing information from police.

Police didn’t immediately release the man’s name or age. An investigation is ongoing.

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