Fleeing robber dies after jumping onto subway tracks

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a suspected robber fleeing police in Manhattan died after he jumped onto subway tracks and hit the third rail.

It happened Monday night after police say 19-year-old Shawn Jackson and another man robbed a newsstand at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Police say the two men fled officers on patrol by running down into the subway station at 59th Street. They say Jackson jumped onto the tracks in an attempt to escape the officers and struck the third rail and was electrocuted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other suspect escaped.