Teen Boy Killed Subway Surfing In Queens

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November 24, 2019 - 11:12 am
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City transit officials say a teenager surfing a subway train—meaning lying on top—was found dead in a Queens station.

The teen boy was struck at about 9 p.m. Saturday at Queensboro Plaza on an elevated No. 7 train.

The teen's identity wasn't immediately released, but he is reportedly 14 years old.

The MTA says the station was totally closed for hours during an investigation. No. 7 and N trains bypassed the normally very busy Queens stop.

"Surfing" subway trains is illegal, and authorities consider it a common but dangerous activity that often involves youthful daredevils.