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Man Struck By Red Line Subway Dies, May Have Jumped In Front of Train

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Authorities say the man who was struck by and then stuck under a Metro Red Line subway at the North Hollywood station Tuesday died at the hospital. The victim was 54 years old, however additional information about his identity has not been released, reports City News Service.

The incident took place at around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. The man was extricated from beneath the train by specially-trained Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, and transported to the hospital, where he died shortly after.

Some broadcast reports have indicated the man jumped in front of the train. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who handle safety and law enforcement for Metro, are investigating the incident.