Nesconset Teen Fatally Struck by Subway

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.