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Train fatally strikes man at Flushing LIRR station

Photo courtesy of the 109 precinct via Twitter

Updated Thursday, Feb. 12, 11:27 a.m.

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ERIC JANKIEWICZ

A person was struck and killed by an LIRR train at the Flushing–Main Street station on Wednesday, temporarily suspending service on the Port Washington branch during the evening rush, MTA officials said.

The 38-year-old victim, who was from Mahopac in Putnam County, was on the tracks and holding onto the platform, but apparently made no effort to move when the train came toward him, a witness said, according to an MTA spokeswoman.

Service was suspended on the entire branch from about 4:40 p.m. until just after 6 p.m. Delays and cancellations continued as the line operated on a single track for the next hour.

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