Service On 7 Line Partially Suspended After Man Is Fatally Struck By Train

Subway 7 Line
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A man was fatally struck by a train in Manhattan late Tuesday afternoon, prompting a partially shutdown of the 7 line at the height of the evening rush.

According to the MTA, the man was struck at the Fifth Avenue station just before 5:30 p.m.

An initial post on Twitter said trains were holding in stations in both directions as police investigated.

Just after 6 p.m., the agency noted that 7 train service was suspended between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza.

Commuters were encouraged to use alternate routes. The Long Island Rail Road was also cross-honoring riders between Penn Station and Jamaica.

Service began returning to normal with residual delays just before 7 p.m. 

The man’s identity was not immediately release. Police do not suspect any criminal activity in the incident.