Atlanta Man Killed By MARTA Train

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MARTAA Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train killed a man Monday night in the Buckhead area, forcing train service to shut down for hours, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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The incident occurred at 7:52 p.m. at the Lindbergh Center. An unidentified male was standing on the track when he was struck by the northbound train, said MARTA spokesperson, Lyle Harris.

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The AJC reports:

MARTA police were investigating why the person was on the track at the time, Harris said. A representative of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office was at the scene. The victim’s identity was not immediately available.

Rail service was suspended at Lindbergh Center, and the station was closed as of 9:45 p.m.

“We are providing bus service to our rail customers between the Arts Center Station and the Buckhead and Lenox stations,” Harris said.

The service interruption will continue until the investigation is completed, he said.

Continue reading this developing story at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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