Dad Dies After Jumping in Front of Subway Train While Holding 5-Year-Old Daughter: Reports

September 23, 2019 Updated: September 23, 2019

If you are in an emergency in the United States or Canada, please call 911. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

A 45-year-old man jumped in front of a No. 4 train in the Bronx with his 5-year-old daughter in his arms during a suicide attempt, according to news reports.

The girl was severely injured but didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries. The man was killed, reported the New York Post on Sept. 23.

The identity of the man was not disclosed.

He jumped in front of the train in front of horrified subway riders, according to the paper.

Subway riders wait on the platform at the Brooklyn Bridge stop for a subway train to stop in New York in a file photo. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his daughter was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

Two good Samaritans also suffered minor injuries as they attempted to help the girl once the train came to a stop.

The New York Daily News reported that the girl was 6 years old. Elaborating further, the news outlet reported that the man jumped at the Kingsbridge Road station in Kingsbridge during rush-hour traffic at 8 a.m.

Sources told the paper that the girl was reportedly clipped by the train.

When she was taken to the hospital, her mother joined her there, according to the NY Daily News.

The two were also taken to the hospital for treatment, the Post reported.

CBS New York reported that city officials suspended the 4 train service in both directions between Burnside and Woodlawn Avenues.

Other details about the incident are not clear.

Suicide Hotlines

If you are in an emergency in the United States or Canada, please call 911. You can phone the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1 800 273 8255. Youth can call the Kids Help Phone on 1800 668 6868.

In the United Kingdom, people can call Samaritans at 116 123, Papyrus at 0800 068 41 41, or Childline at 0800 1111.

In Australia, the suicide prevention telephone hotline at Lifeline is 13 11 14. You can also visit the Lifeline website at Youth can contact the Kids Helpline by phoning 1800 551 800 or visiting

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