Shocking footage of man pinned under New York train smoking cigarette

Shocking footage shows the moment a man was pinned underneath a train whilst smoking a cigarette in the New York subway.

The bizarre clip shows the man’s hand in the gap between the train and the platform as he smokes beneath the carriage.

According to reports the man had ducked under the train as it hurled towards him.

Shon Mogharabi who posted footage on Twitter told the New York Post: “Right before the train hit him, he ducked under the platform. Everyone turned away, thinking he was dead — it was terrible,”

In the video the man, who may have been under the influence of alcohol, appeared unfazed as he waves at commuters after emerging from under the carriage.

He proceeded to pick up rubbish from the tracks and throw it at the train.

Firefighters who were called to the scene to address the situation attempted to talk to him.

When they approached him he performed a jig on the platform and walked away.

Bemused commuters took to Twitter to comment on the spectacle.

Ms Mogharabi wrote: “Been living in NYC way too long. Saw a guy on the tracks this AM, with the B train speeding ahead. Tried to pull him out and he ducked under the tracks. He’s all good, he was just enjoying a morning cig under the train.”

Micah Gantman said: “There is SO MUCH going on in this video. From his wave to putting his cig out on the train, to cleaning up trash on the tracks, to the dance at the end. Had to watch this a couple times”.

Others wrote that the moment summed up the city.

Emily Panic said: “You’re not a real New Yorker until you start casually smoking cigs (sic) under the train.” 

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