By Sabina Mollot
A man was killed after being hit by an L train at the First Avenue station, police said.
He had laid down on the southbound roadbed at around 12:45 p.m. and has been declared dead, according to a spokesperson for the department.
The victim was born in 1948 but police didn’t provide any further information about him. He has been identified.
It was around 1 p.m. when fire trucks and ambulances swarmed the 14th Street and First Avenue intersection and shut down train service. A man walking at that corner said he’d been kicked out of the L train he’d been on at Union Square. Meanwhile, an MTA employee stood at the entrance of the subway directing those looking to get in that they’d have to take the M14 to Union Square.