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[CBS-2 & NYP]: Another problem on (L) train @ Bedford Av

Posted by Gold_12TH on Sat Mar 24 09:53:36 2012, in response to Another problem on (L) train @ Bedford Av, posted by Gold_12TH on Fri Mar 23 23:03:19 2012.

One person is dead and another is being sought by police after a fight on a subway train spilled onto the platform and ended up on the tracks.

It was a frightening incident in front of hundreds of witnesses at the Bedford Avenue train station in Brooklyn at around 10 p.m. Friday.

Police say a confrontation following a verbal dispute between two men on the L train spilled onto the platform when the train stopped and then escalated into a full-blown fight.

Both men fell onto the tracks, but one was able to climb back to safety and flee the scene. The other man however, remained on the tracks and was hit by an oncoming train.

Police closed the subway station for several hours as crime scene investigators gathered more information about how the incident happened.

“There was a woman kneeling beside [the victim] and she was doing the best she could,” one witness said.

Police have identified the victim as 20-year-old Joshua Basin of Howard Beach. Investigators are calling his death a homicide and say they are looking for a suspect, a white male in his early 30s.

So far, no one has been arrested. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the authorities.


A man died after he was pinned between a subway car and the platform at the Bedford Avenue L train station in Brooklyn last night, sources said.

Joshua Basin, 20, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition and later died, cops said.

Police are sill investigating the incident, but witnesses said the Howard Beach, Queens man was crushed by the train after he got into a fight with another man and they both fell onto the tracks.

As the train pulled into the station a man wearing a black fleece said, “It’s showtime” and then punched Basin in the face as the doors opened, a witness said.

The two men fought and fell onto the tracks, and the victim was hit while trying to climb out when a train approached.

“When I looked he was trying to pull himself out, but there wasn’t enough time,” said the witness who watched the fight.

Police are still looking for the other participant in the fight -- described as a white male in his early 30s.
--- http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/crushed_by_train_6n305RpZWFFQGzJQAzx5gI#ixzz1q2eZ7MoX

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