Fleeing Suspect Critically Hurt in Subway-Station Plunge


New York City police say a bank-robbery suspect fell from an elevated subway line and suffered severe head trauma while attempting to elude capture.

Police say the man plummeted to the pavement around 12:30 p.m. Saturday after robbing a Santander Bank branch in Astoria, Queens and trying to climb his way to the platform at nearby Broadway station.

Police say the man fell from a stanchion that leads to the platform area of the station, which services N trains and weekend W trains. It wasn’t immediately known how far he fell.

Police say the man remains hospitalized in critical condition.