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Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in New Haven, officials said

NEW HAVEN — Metropolitan Transit Authority police are investigating how a 37-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Ella Grasso Boulevard in New Haven Saturday evening, a spokesman for the agency said.

The MTA was notified by the New Haven Fire Department around 6:30 p.m. that an individual had been found dead near the tracks behind the New Haven Fire Academy, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

The location where the man was found is near the West Haven city line, Donovan said.

Trains in the area were stopped for at least 20 minutes while MTA police started an investigation, he said. It was determined that the 37-year-old man was struck around 6:15 p.m. by an Amtrak train headed north from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Mass., Donovan said.

It is unclear how long the Amtrak train was delayed before it was allowed to continue the trip, Donovan said. Metro-North service in the area resumed after about 20 minutes and trains were back on schedule by 9:27 p.m., Donovan said.

MTA police are now trying to figure out how the man was struck, Donovan said. His identity will likely be released Monday after his family has been notified, he said.

This article originally appeared on New Haven Register.

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