Good Samaritan struck, killed by train during fight on Harlem subway platform

Adam Warner
July 03, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Man killed by subway train Harlem

Nicole Ruiz


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man was struck and killed by a train as he tried to break up a fight at a Harlem subway station on Friday afternoon—and police are searching for the man they say punched him before he fell into the path of the train.

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The victim attempted to intervene as two women fought with a man at the 125th Street and Lenox Avenue station around 3:30 p.m., police told 1010 WINS.

When the good Samaritan stepped in to try to calm the situation, the man in the argument started fighting with him and then punched him, police said.

The victim, later identified as 57-year-old Dwayne Brown, went off the platform and fell into the path of an oncoming No. 3 train, where he was struck and killed, according to police.

Police said they were searching for the man who threw the punch.

Nicole was on the subway with her mother and saw the victim pinned between the platform and car.

“I first thought he was alive. I was praying to God. I really was. I was just praying for him to be alive. I was telling my mom—she was telling me he was already dead. I was just hoping for him to be alive,” she said.

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