A middle-aged man has died after jumping in front of a Metro-North train near the Fairfield Metro station late Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Railroad officials said the collision happened around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. The train department New York City at 2:04 p.m. and was due to arrive in New Haven at 4:06 p.m.
According to Fairfield police spokesman Lt. James Perez, the train was just pulling away from the Fairfield Metro station when a conductor or engineer spotted a man standing on the side of the tracks. The man jumped in front of the moving train and was struck.
Police have not identified the man but said he appears to be middle aged. Metro-North is handling the investigation.
The New Haven Line was delayed for several hours as a result and service was temporarily suspended between Southport and Bridgeport as a result.
No additional information was immediately available.
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