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NYPD: Fleeing suspect critically hurt in subway stop plunge

NEW YORK — New York City police say a bank robbery suspect fell from an elevated subway line and suffered severe head trauma while attempting to elude capture.

Police say a bank robbery suspect fell from an elevated subway line and suffered severe head trauma while attempting to elude capture (Photo: Ava Pittman).

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.

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

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