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Metro-North train fatally strikes person in Bronx, delays reported

There were reports of congestion inside Grand Central as the incident was causing delays for the evening rush.

A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in the Bronx Monday afternoon, causing delays forthe evening rush.

The individual, who was not immediately identified, was hit "about 3:30 p.m. by a northbound train passing through the Botanical Garden station at Bedford Park and Kazimiroff Blvds," the New York Daily News reported.

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The Daily News added that the death was likely a suicide.

Trains were bypassing all Bronx stations, causing delays, and large crowds inside Grand Central, NBC New York reported.

The MTA was currently telling customers via its website that "Harlem and New Haven Line Service is currently experiencing delays of up to 60 minutes in both directions due to police activity in the vicinity of Botanical Gardens. Trains will not make Station stops in the Bronx, customers looking to disembark at station stops located in the Bronx are asked to take New York City Transit."

As of just after 6 p.m., Metro-North advised itsHudson Line customers that they experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes due to congestion.

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