Man Dies At Bronx Subway Station

Unfortunately tragedy struck when 48 year old Carlos Alvarez was strangled to death after his t-shirt got caught in the escalator at the Intervale Ave 2 Train & 5 Train station in the Longwood section of the Bronx on Sunday morning.

Tina Moore & Ben Feuerherd of the NY Post have more:

A straphanger was strangled early Sunday when his T-shirt was pulled into an MTA escalator.

Police responding to the Intervale Station on the No. 2 and 5 lines in the Longwood section of The Bronx at about 3:45 a.m., found the man unconscious at the top of the escalator with part of his shirt caught in the mechanism and the neckline choking him, cops said.

Officers cut the shirt off and FDNY medics rushed the man to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials identified the victim as Carlos Alvarez, 48, of The Bronx.

Surveillance video captured Alvarez trying vainly to free himself, WPIX/Channel 11 reported.

It was “an accident,” said one MTA worker who declined to give his name. “Somebody fell and went all the way up.”

Click here for the complete report.

My condolences go out to the family & friends of Carlos Alvarez during these trying times.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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