A Nesconset teenager celebrating his 18th birthday was reportedly struck and killed by a New York City Subway while running across the tracks in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

An NYPD spokesman said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by an uptown express 2 train at the West 79th Street and Broadway station at 6:29 p.m.

The New York Post identified the victim as Liam Armstrong, a student at Smithtown High School East, citing anonymous police sources as saying he had a bottle of rum and two fake IDs on him at the time.

He was running across the tracks from the uptown platform to the downtown platform of the 1 train at the time, the NYPD spokesman said.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.