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Jun 10, 2022 8:08 AM CDT
Daring Rescue Rewarded: 'We Need More Anthonys in the World'
Chicago man Anthony Perry, 20, pulled a man off electrified rail at subway station
- A Chicago man who jumped onto train tracks to rescue someone who'd fallen onto an electrified rail at an L station earned more than praise for his heroic act: He's also been given a car. Anthony Perry, 20, was surprised this week with a 2009 Audi A8 from...
Suspect in NYC Subway
Killing Gives Himself Up
May 24, 2022 2:45 PM CDT
Suspect in NYC Subway Killing Gives Himself Up
Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered on Tuesday
The man wanted in a seemingly unprovoked fatal shooting on a New York City subway turned himself in to police on Tuesday. WABC reports Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered to police at a Manhattan precinct after his Brooklyn-based pastor first went to the Fifth Precinct and "worked out the...
Man Fatally Shot on
NYC Subway in
May 23, 2022 12:57 AM CDT
Man Fatally Shot on NYC Subway in Unprovoked Attack
Sunday shooting appears to be random, police say
- As a 48-year-old man was seated in the last car of a subway en route from Brooklyn to Manhattan Sunday morning, he was fatally shot by another subway rider in what appears to have been a random attack. Witnesses told police that as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge, the...
Girl Sheltering in Kyiv Subway:
'We Just Have to Put Up With It'
Mar 3, 2022 8:34 AM CST
Girl Sheltering in Kyiv Subway: 'We Just Have to Put Up With It'
15K people are said to be hunkered down there
- Blankets, clothing, and suitcases line the corridor. In one corner, a woman reads a book to a group of curious-looking children, per CNN . Some distance off, a man reads his own book in solitude in a subway train. There's an occasional bark or meow. This is the new normal...
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack
Mar 1, 2022 11:39 AM CST
NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack
Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station
Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...
After Subway Push, Driver
Stops With Inches to Spare
in case you missed it
Jan 23, 2022 4:55 PM CST
After Subway Push, Driver Stops With Inches to Spare
Suspect was seen pushing woman onto tracks at Brussels metro station
- A day before a woman was shoved to her death at a subway station in New York, a woman in Belgium had a very narrow escape. Video from the Rogier metro station in Brussels Friday shows a young man pushing a woman onto the tracks moments before a train arrives....
Man's Attempt to Jump
NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him
Jan 3, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him
Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck
- A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The
New York Post
reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...
Subway Surfer Killed
On NYC Bridge
Oct 3, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Subway Surfer Killed On NYC Bridge
32-year-old fell from train and was run over
- A man who was attempting to "surf" atop a New York City subway train on Saturday lost his footing and his life. Per the
, the 32-year-old had climbed atop a J train bound for Brooklyn when he slipped and fell while on the Williamsburg Bridge. As bystanders...
Subway Worker Suspended
After Fending Off Robber
Sep 12, 2021 6:15 AM CDT
Subway Worker Suspended After Fending Off Robber
Owner suggested she leaked video
- An employee at an Illinois Subway sandwich restaurant who was the victim of an attempted robbery successfully fought off an armed robber but now she's the one being punished. Per WTVO , Araceli Sotelo was working alone at a Rockford location of the chain when a man entered and demanded...
Commuters Sent Final Texts
as Water Rose in Subway Cars
Jul 25, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Commuters Sent Final Texts as Water Rose in Subway Cars
Survivor describes ordeal of being trapped during flooding
- "I may not be able to get out," Pure Li messaged a friend Tuesday as the subway car she was trapped in flooded in Zhengzhou, a city in central China. As the situation deteriorated, she updated her message. "Screwed," she typed. Li, who was trapped with...
In Age of Extreme Weather,
Subways Bear the Brunt
Jul 24, 2021 3:50 PM CDT
In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt
Storms are turning them into flood zones with increasing regularity
- The scenes are remarkable. People had to wade through waist-deep water in the New York City subway earlier this month. This week in China, floodwater in Zhenghou trapped passengers in subway cars, per CNN . (Read their first-person accounts via the BBC .) The examples aren't as unique as you...
Jul 9, 2021 8:48 AM CDT
Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On
Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods
- New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the
New York Times
, the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...
Pro-Navalny Subway Workers
Just Got Some Bad News
May 19, 2021 7:31 AM CDT
Pro-Navalny Subway Workers Just Got Some Bad News
Dozens of Moscow Metro employees fired after signing petition in support of opposition leader
- If you're an Alexei Navalny fan and work for Moscow's subway system, make sure management or the Kremlin doesn't get wind of it. Per the CBC , dozens of workers with the "famously ornate" Moscow Metro, some who've been employed by the transit agency for years,...
23 Dead After Mexico City
Subway Overpass Collapses
May 4, 2021 6:53 AM CDT
23 Dead After Mexico City Subway Overpass Collapses
Dozens injured after accident on city's newest subway line
- Rescue workers and firefighters converged in Mexico City late Monday after a subway overpass collapsed as a train was passing over it, sending the train plunging to the road 16 feet below and killing at least 23. "There are unfortunately children among the dead," says Claudia Sheinbaum, the...
'Satan' Tries to Get a Date
at Subway Station
Mar 6, 2021 9:35 AM CST
'Satan' Tries to Get a Date at Subway Station
The man said he was only flirting
- The Prince of Darkness is apparently looking for a date on the Boston subway system. A 20-year-old woman approached transit police at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Forest Hills station at about 10:45pm Monday to complain about an encounter with a man dressed all in black, including a...
The Air in Subway Stations
Is as Bad as You Think
Feb 10, 2021 12:55 PM CST
The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think
Study finds NYC has particularly high air pollution
- All those Salesforce employees in New York City who are giving up the commute for good may have more reasons than one to be glad about it. A study published Wednesday in the journal
Environmental Health Perspectives
looked at the quality of the air during AM and PM rush hours...
'a New Low'
May 15, 2020 1:27 PM CDT
NYC MTA: TikTok Star's Subway Prank 'a New Low'
Josh Popkin's Fruity Pebbles-and-milk stunt didn't go over well
- A TikTok star caused quite a commotion on a New York City subway, and now he's facing quite a backlash. Per BuzzFeed , Josh Popkin, the 23-year-old also known as @fckjoshy, shared video on the social network showing him carrying a plastic bin filled with Fruity Pebbles and milk onto...
'Another Horrific Moment'
for NYC Transit
Mar 28, 2020 5:30 AM CDT
'Another Horrific Moment' for NYC Transit
Subway driver killed, many injured in fire on train
- A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that's being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said, per the AP . "We...
Why Our Public Transit
Is Such a Nightmare
Mar 14, 2020 1:45 PM CDT
Why Our Public Transit Is Such a Nightmare
Aaron Gordon weighs in at Vice
- "American cities are facing a transportation crisis." That's how Aaron Gordon kicks off a lengthy Vice article about America's half-hearted commitment to public transit. Gordon argues that the US lags far behind Europe's tram and metro lines, and China's high-speed rail lines, which makes...
Police Video So Bad,
All Charges Are Dropped
Mar 1, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Police Video So Bad, All Charges Are Dropped
Officers shoot suspected train-jumper Ariel Roman after a long scuffle
- Cellphone video of a police shooting rocked Chicago this weekend after officers struggled with a man on the subway—and apparently shot him twice, the
reports. Police say two officers tried arresting Ariel Roman at Grand Station on Friday for jumping train cars. Video shows officers attempting to...
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