Bank Robbery Suspect Falls From Queens Subway Station During Pursuit

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December 01, 2019 - 1:31 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NYPD says a bank robbery suspect fell from an elevated subway line and suffered severe head trauma while attempting to elude capture.

Police say the man plummeted to the pavement around 12:30 p.m. Saturday after robbing a Santander Bank branch in Astoria, Queens and trying to climb his way to the platform at nearby Broadway station.

The man fell from a stanchion that leads to the platform area of the station, which services N trains and weekend W trains, according to police.

It wasn't immediately known how far he fell.

Police say the man remains hospitalized in critical condition. His name has not been made public.