Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trespasser struck confirmed fatality Porter Sq.

On September 9, 2018 at approximately 7AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call for a person possibly struck by a Red Line train at Porter Sq. MBTA Station. Multiple TPD units responded along with Cambridge Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, 66 years of age, while trespassing on the right of way approximately 10 yards into the northbound tunnel was struck by a Red Line train. The male was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. A temporary bus shuttle service was set up. Service has resumed normal and the scene is clear.

Transit Police detectives and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office is investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected. NO further updates.

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