Mark McCrazy

Subway Riders Watch In Horror As Man Jumps In Front of Train While Holding Daughter

This is such a sad story! I can’t imagine what is going through this little girls mind. 

A man holding his 5-year-old daughter jumped onto subway tracks in the Bronx during Monday’s morning rush, killing himself and leaving the child with a broken leg, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells News 4.

A witness told News 4 that she saw the man, with the girl cradled in one arm, jump in front of the train as it rounded a curve and slowed at the Kingsbridge Road station just before 8 a.m. Further details on the man were not available. His daughter was taken to a hospital; she is expected to be physically OK.

Two bystanders who tried to help also suffered minor injuries; they were taken to a hospital as well, fire officials said. Cellphone video from a witness shows the two bystanders leaping into action, pulling the girl from the tracks and handing her back up the platform to safety.

The MTA said service on the No. 4 line was suspended between Woodlawn and Burnside Avenue as authorities investigated. At 9:45 a.m., the MTA said the investigation had concluded and service would resume shortly.