Nov. 25, 2019 By Allie Griffin
A teenager died Saturday night after attempting to surf atop a no 7 train at the Queensboro Plaza station, authorities said.
The teen fell from a Manhattan-bound 7 train around 9 p.m. and hit his head on a piece of metal on the tracks, according to the MTA and police.
The subway surfer was just 14 years old, according to the New York Daily News.
We’re sorry to report that the person killed at Queensboro Plaza had been surfing on top of the train. 7 and N trains continue to bypass Queensboro in both directions while NYPD continues their investigation.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) November 24, 2019
No. 7 and N trains were rerouted and bypassed the station for several hours due to the incident. The trains began stopping at Queensboro Plaza again around 11 p.m.
The dangerous stunt is not an isolated incident.
The prior weekend, two people were seen surfing atop a 7 train at the Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights. A video of the incident was posted to the Instagram. (Warning: the video has explicit language)
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In 2017, a subway surfer shocked onlookers in Sunnyside and later turned himself in for the stunt.