Cans of spray paint were found near the body of a 20-year-old graffiti artist who was struck and killed by a subway in Brooklyn early Monday, police said.
The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was hit by a Manhattan-bound D train at the 59th St. station. Transit officials said the motorman tried to stop the train just after 5 a.m., but couldn’t bring it to a halt in time.
Police withheld the man’s name pending notification of his family. He was found in a tunnel. It wasn’t immediately clear if the man had already vandalized the interior of the tunnel or was about to tag it.