OZONE PARK, Queens — A suspicious package found in a jumper’s backpack in Queens has been deemed safe, NYPD Counterterrorism officials said.
A man was struck by a train in Queens July 26, 2019. (AIR11)
According to police, a 68-year-old man jumped in front of the train at 80th Street in Ozone Park around 6:45 a.m., police said.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, police said.
When authorities arrived on scene, they collected the man’s backpack and found a gray pipe wrapped in electrical tape upon inspection, multiple sources told PIX11.
The NYPD’s Bomb Squad arrived on scene and deemed the package safe.
As police investigation was underway, service on the A line was temporarily suspended in both directions between Euclid Av and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach. Service has since resumed, but commuters should expect residual delays.
AIR11 was over the scene.