SUBWAYblogger can pretty much confirm that there were was most definitely a jumper at 72nd Street (and Broadway). And let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.
Today’s uptown trips on the 1, 2, and 3 line were a nightmare. You had to catch a train somewhere below 42nd Street. Then, most of the trains went express to 96th Street and points north.
As I rode by on my train, you could see over to the other tracks. Police detectives on the tracks wearing rubber gloves just about explains it all.
Anyway, our sources say that the call went out on police radios as a jumper. Later the code went out for a body removal.
Maybe someone “fell” or was “pushed,” but it was most likely a jumper as initial reported.
Have you ever been a witness to something like this?
UPDATE: Turns out someone did witness it:
My wife was on the 1 train when this happened. She said the train slammed on its brakes so hard that many people fell over. They had to stay on the train for 20 minutes before they were let out. My wife saw emergency personnel on the tracks with a stretcher, but not body, blood or parts. (from the comments)