Man exiting NYC subway gets stuck in door, killed

Associated Press

New York — Police say a man getting off a New York City subway train has been dragged to his death, and authorities are investigating how it happened.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday as an F train left the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station in Queens.

The New York Police Department says 51-year-old Queens resident Edward Leonard was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers responded to a 911 call.

Police say Leonard was dragged and struck his head on the platform. Emergency crews rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man’s clothing may have gotten caught in the doors as he was exiting the subway car.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.