Early this morning, a Canarsie-bound L killed a man at the Halsey Street station. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was intoxicated, MTA employees told the Post, and had jumped onto the tracks to retrieve his keys. (These kinds of death can be especially hard on the conductor.) The moral of the story is that, no matter how incredibly inconvenient it may seem, you should always ask an MTA employee for help in retrieving an item dropped onto the tracks. Especially when you’re intoxicated.
The Post nabbed a photo of the body being carried to the street.
UPDATE: The Post identified the victim as 24-year-old Brendan Mahoney, a Greenpoint-native and Wheaton, Ill. native. Depressing.