Person Hit and Killed By Amtrak Train in Branford

A man was hit and killed by a train in Branford on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was struck by an Amtrak Acela Express train just after 2 p.m., according to an Amtrak spokesperson.

The incident happened near Bridge Street and North Harbor Street, according to Branford police.

The train was travelling from Boston to New York with 171 passengers on board, according to Amtrak.  No one on the train was injured.

The Acela train was held at the scene as police investigated the incident, but was eventually allowed to continue on to New York.

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