Straphanger electrocuted by third rail at Christopher St. subway station

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A person was struck and killed by a 1 train at the Christopher St. Station Monday. (Sharon Kim)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A person was electrocuted at the Christopher Street-Sheridan Square station Monday afternoon after climbing off the platform and onto the tracks.

The unidentified subway rider went down to the track bed to retrieve something when the person was electrocuted by the third rail.  It is unclear how the straphanger came in contact with the rail, which carries 625 volts of power, according to the MTA.

The MTA is reporting delays along the 1, 2 and 3 lines running northbound from the Christopher St.




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