At around 2:20pm on Friday, February 24, 2012 a man committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in the neighborhood of Ilha do Bispo (Bishop Island) in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.
The victim was identified as 32 year old Airton Magno de Sousa Christmas. Why he committed suicide is not known. According to the trainmaster and his assistant, the victim threw himself under the running train on his own. There was no other person in the vicinity.