Man, 60, Shoots Self at Forest Hills LIRR Stop

The incident is the second suicide at the station since the start of summer.

Police have confirmed that a 60-year-old man shot and killed himself in the Tuesday night. 

The victim, who has yet to be identified, entered the station and shot himself Tuesday evening, according to police. So far, investigators have not released information on where the body was found in the station.

The incident is the second time in less than five weeks that someone has committed suicide at the Forest Hills LIRR stop.

On May 29, The incident was also classified as a suicide by police.

Train service has been disrupted at the station and there is no information as to when it is likely to be restored.

John July 09, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I agree. Interesting how a fairly affluent section of Queens does not have any truly good restaurants. When I go out to eat it is definitely not any place on Austin Street. I go into Brooklyn or Manhattan. I would love to be able to walk to a neighborhood place that has a little bit of class.
John July 09, 2012 at 04:37 AM
I'm looking to move to Brooklyn.
John July 09, 2012 at 05:23 AM
An "emotionally disturbed person" is an individual suffering from mental illness. Depression is a mental illness. Depression, as well as other mental illnesses, can lead to suicide due to various reasons. Far too many to get into on Patch. It was a very sad thing that happened. Take some time to reflect on the blessings in your own life.
John July 09, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Unfortunately, even to this day the stigma associated with mental illness prevents people from seeking professional help.
Michael Wilson July 11, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Mr. Adler, would you give me a call? I'm a reporter at the NY Times. Michael Wilson, 212-556-4624.


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