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10/28/2011 11:23 am ET Updated Dec 28, 2011

Man Commits Suicide On Subway Tracks At 42nd Street Station

A 37-year old man killed himself by jumping in front of a moving subway train on Thursday at the 42nd Street-Port Authority station.

A witness told DNAinfo, "One minute he was on the platform, and the next he was in front of the train."

Officials say the man, whose identity has not been released, jumped at about 4:30PM. MTA workers removed the body and normal train service resumed by 6PM.

One MTA worker said the man was "dead before he even hit the tracks."

In January, a man survived a similar suicide attempt a few blocks away at the 42nd Street-Times Square subway station.

Back in 2008, Time reported that New York subways average 26 suicides a year. While that number is far too many, New York's average pales in comparison to a shocking 194 suicides London's tube system saw back in 2007.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.