Mayor Eric Adams charged against the disturbing new train surfing trend that left a 15-year-old boy dead on the Brooklyn Bridge the night prior.
The mayor lamented the death during a City Hall press conference on Feb. 21, in which he called the incident of a young life being snuffed out a tragedy.
“When I heard the story about this one, this particular incident and how it unfolded yesterday, it was just really traumatic,” Mayor Adams said. “You know, I’m concerned about what happened.”
According to police sources, a teen was riding atop the roof of a northbound J train as it was passing over the Brooklyn Bridge. The boy reportedly hit his head on part of the bridge, causing him to fall under the train at around 6:45 p.m. This is the latest in a spate of train-surfing-related deaths, something the mayor says increased over the course of 2020 by some 500%.