Man exiting NYC subway gets stuck in door, dragged to death

Police say a man getting off a subway train may have gotten his clothing stuck in the doors before he was dragged to his death in New York City.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday as an F train left the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station in Queens.

The New York Police Department says 51-year-old Queens resident Edward Leonard was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers responded to a 911 call.

Police say Leonard was dragged and struck his head on the platform. Emergency crews rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man’s clothing may have gotten caught in the doors as he was exiting the subway car.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

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