Video Released of Suspect in Fatal L Train Scuffle

03/27/2012 8:59 AM |


Two men got off the L train at Bedford Avenue on Friday night around 10 p.m. They tussled in the subway station and fell onto the tracks; one man, described by the Post as “a 30-something with a thin build, light complexion, and dirty blond hair with pock marks on the right side of his face,” climbed out; the other, a 28-year-old college student named Joshua Basin, couldn’t get out in time. He was run over and killed by an oncoming L train; a passenger on that train described “two or three dull thuds that jostled the entire car when it ran him over.” Police are searching for the man who got away, who was also described as intoxicated.

The Post posted surveillance video of the suspect.

Yesterday, Williamsburg was the site of another mass transit incident when a young girl was hit by a B48 bus at Lorimer Street and Marcy Avenue. She was taken to Bellvue in stable condition, the Post reported.

UPDATE: The Post identifies the man as Ryan Beauchamp, a 33-year-old homeless man who “was busted last October for being in Central Park after hours while protesting with” Occupy Wall Street.

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