N Train suicide in Astoria

Police closed several blocks around the 31st Street and Broadway subway stop on Tuesday after a man committed suicide by jumping in front of an oncoming N train.

A 31-year-old Astoria man committed suicide by jumping in front of an on coming N train at the elevated Broadway and 31st Street subway station on Tuesday, an officer at the scene said.

The collision happened at 4:30 p.m. scattering his body parts below.

His ex-girlfriend, Maria Fitzsimons, who lived near his apartment on Crescent Street and 31st Avenue, described him as a bit of a loner, but a very sweet and loving person.

“He was always there for me,” said Fitzsimons, who dated him for a year  between 2006 and 2007.

He was a hard worker, consumed by his work at times, as a web designer, but it paid off. Shortly after college he was  working on big projects.

He was an only child from Chicopee, Mass., who attended Northeastern University. He loved computers — technology in general, getting on Twitter before most — and politics.

He was a very big guy, but had a sense of humor about it, she said. 

He didn’t have a large social circle and liked to be alone, Fitzsimons said, but added she was shocked when she heard the news. 

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