The community in Farmingdale, New York, is shocked after an unidentified man reportedly jumped in front of a moving train shortly after viciously beheading a woman nearby.
Citing unidentified sources, WPIX-TV reported the body of a beheaded woman was discovered in Faramingdale near the Long Island Rail Road station.
Police in Nassau County confirmed the potential suicide on the LIRR tracks, but did not confirm that the death is connected to the beheading.
There was no clear connection between the deadly incident and terrorism as of Tuesday night.
However, law enforcement sources told NBC New York that police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide. The sources confirmed a woman in her 60s was found with her head severed outside a Farmingdale apartment.
Officials reportedly believe the man found dead on the LIRR tracks could be the deceased woman's son.
LIRR also confirmed on Twitter that an “unauthorized person” was struck by a train, delaying the Ronkonkoma line.