Man beheads mother, jumps in front of train

An apartment building where a woman was found dead in the street the previous evening is seen in Farmingdale, N.Y., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating whether there's a link between the gory death of the woman found outside the apartment building and a man in his 30s who was killed nearby shortly afterward by a Long Island Rail Road train. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

FARMINGDALE, New York, (WTNH)– Police in Long Island are investigating a crime so gruesome that people thought it was a Halloween prank.

Witnesses told police that a man beheaded his mother in Farmingdale, New York and then jumped in front of a train on Tuesday night.

Police found that woman, in her sixties, near the train station and investigators believe shortly after the son committed suicide by train.

According to police, there are no terror links suspects and they haven’t found a murder weapon. Investigators are treating the crime as a murder suicide.

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