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Leg found on New York subway tracks: police

Leg found on New York subway tracks: police
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A leg was found on New York subway tracks over the weekend and an investigation is underway to discover the origins of the dismembered limb, the city’s police department said Tuesday.

“Officers responded to a report of found remains” between two stations in the north of Manhattan, the NYPD said in a statement.

“Upon arrival, officers observed a human leg along the (rail) roadbed. The leg was removed and the investigation remains ongoing.”

The grisly discovery follows other incidents on the subway, including one person killed and five others injured in a shooting at a station just before rush hour last week, with several suspects subsequently arrested.

There have also been highly publicized cases of passengers being pushed from platforms into the paths of oncoming trains in recent years.


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