A homeless man covered in bed bugs was found dead on an uptown D-Train as it pulled into the Columbus Circle station on Tuesday, January 21st.
According to the MTA, the man was sitting on the uptown train. After passengers noticed he wasn't moving, he fell over onto the seat next to him.
It’s not clear how long the man had been dead or what the cause of death was. Police do not suspect foul play and believe the man died of natural causes. The man’s name has not been released.
On Wednesday, bed bugs were blamed for causing major subway delays in Queens during rush hour.
Officials say that bed bugs were discovered inside a tower at the Forest-Hills 71st Ave Station. Four employees work in the tower and they are in charge of redirecting the M and R trains once they come to the end of their routes.
After the bed bugs were discovered, the four employees were immediately pulled out of the tower so it could be fumigated. The MTA says that there is a safety period required after fumigation, meaning that the four employees had to wait until 7:30 p.m. to be let back into the tower.
Full service to both the M and R lines were later restored.