Pedestrian killed by Metro-North train
Updated 11:51 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014
BRIDGEPORT -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a New Haven-bound Metro-North train Saturday, just past the Fairfield Metro station, prompting delays of up to 40 minutes in both directions on the beleaguered New Haven Line, officials said.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman confirmed the incident, which was reported over police scanners just before 8 p.m.
MTA, Fairfield and Bridgeport police responded to the scene. MTA police remained at the scene of the stalled trains Saturday evening.
Police officers could be seen with flashlights searching under the tracks of the train, which was stopped just over Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport.
At around 9:30 p.m., passengers were transported to another train and left for the Bridgeport station.
"The train hit someone," said a passenger waiting between the train cars. "The cops are looking for body parts."
The incident marks the second pedestrian fatality this month on New Haven Line tracks. A person was fatally struck by a train at the downtown Fairfield station on Sept. 6.
Staff writer Genevieve Reilly contributed to this report.