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Man Faints In NYC Subway, Not Struck By Train

New York City authorities say a man fainted and tumbled onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station, yet\ somehow avoided being struck by an oncoming train.

New York subway
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MTA officials tell the Daily News the victim suffers from high blood pressure and fell at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. A train came into the station and rolled over the man, but he avoided contact with it and
an electrified rail that can be deadly.

Emergency crews took him to a local hospital. His condition was unknown.

Subway service returned to normal shortly after the incident.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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