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Woman found dead on train tracks in the Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. — A woman was found on train tracks in the Bronx during the Tuesday morning rush, police said.

Officers were called to the Simpson Street station at about 8:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered a woman on the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police did not provide further information about the deceased’s age or identity.

Those tracks serve the Nos. 2 and 5 lines. Service on those lines had been affected. As of 9 a.m., the MTA said that service “is resuming after NYPD concluded their investigation of the unauthorized person on the tracks.”

Police said their preliminary investigation suggests the woman jumped onto the tracks and came into contact with the electrified third rail.