Man Fatally Struck By Metro Gold Line Train In Little Tokyo
A man was hit and killed by a Metro Gold Line train earlier today.
Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a man was fatally struck by the train in the 200 block of North Alameda Street at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station, according to City News Service.
The station has been closed and buses will be taking passengers towards either Union Station or the Pico/Aliso Station.
GOLD LINE UPDATE: Shuttle train direct btwn Union Sta-Pico/Aliso w/ NO service to Little Tokyo. Bus shuttles replace trains to Little Tokyo.— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) November 24, 2015
GOLD LINE: Trains SKIP Little Tokyo/Arts District. Bus shuttles established farside of Pico/Aliso & Union Sta Bus Bay 3 &4.— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) November 24, 2015
Update [11/25]: The man fatally struck by the train has been identified by the coroner's office as a 47-year old man from Los Angeles. Officials are ruling his death as an apparent suicide, reports City News Service.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.