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Death on World Trade Center Platform

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A subway mugger fell to his death today after running from the police on an E-train subway platform at the World Trade Center stop.

The suspect was a man in his 20’s who had allegedly robbed another passenger of $150 at knifepoint early Thursday morning.

While fleeing between cars, the man had purportedly fell onto the tracks.

The victim had called 911 and asked officers to meet him at the World Trade Center stop. While under chase by the NYPD, the mugger fell onto the tracks and was hit by a northbound E-train, leaving the station.

According to WABC, “Police said he tried to jump from the platform to the train, attempting to land in the space between train cars.”

The mugger is believed to have been involved in another armed robbery yesterday near Pace University.  Authorities have not released the identity of either victims.

About Lizbeth

Elizabeth has been a resident of Battery Park City since 1985, where she and her sister were beneficiaries of the neighborhood's first school bus stop. She loves to travel, but loves even more to come home. The Battery Park Esplanade is her favorite neighborhood fixture, where you'll often find her soaking up the sun, rollerblading, or simply enjoying the view.