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Reports: Dad dies after jumping in front of subway train while holding 5-year-old girl

His daughter is expected to survive.
Credit: AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz
FILE PHOTO: New York Subway

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Police say a man was killed, and his 5-year-old daughter got hurt, when he reportedly jumped in front of a southbound subway train while holding the child Monday morning in the Bronx.

It happened just before 8 a.m. at the Kingsbridge Road station.

The New York Times says the 45-year-old man has not been identified. The girl was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center.

According to The Times, the child suffered scratches and lacerations, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Television station WNYW reports two other people have minor injuries after they jumped onto the tracks to help the little girl. 

“My theory is that the little girl was under the train and small enough she could roll because she only has a few abrasions on her forehead and arm,” a witness told the New York Post.

The two people who helped were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.

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