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Delays on LIRR after person jumps from moving train at Penn Station

Posted: 4:04 PM, Apr 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-04-09 17:11:23-04
The MTA is asking commuters to delay their entry into Penn Station due to overcrowded conditions. (Photo:  Eugene Young)

The MTA is asking commuters to delay their entry into Penn Station due to overcrowded conditions. (Photo: Eugene Young)

MANHATTAN (PIX11) — The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing heavy delays after a person jumped from a moving train at Penn Station just before the start of the evening rush hour commute Thursday.

Officials say the individual jumped from a moving eastbound train at about 3:18 p.m. According to the MTA, the person was likely between the cars of the train when they jumped.

Service was temporarily suspended between Penn Station and Jamaica.

Officials began closing gates to the station due to crowding, one witness told PIX11. (Photo: Eugene Young)

Officials began closing gates to the station due to crowding, one witness told PIX11. (Photo: Eugene Young)

The person was removed from the tracks alive by EMS. Their condition is unknown at this time.

The MTA is asking commuters to delay their entry into Penn Station due to overcrowding in the station.

New York City transit is honoring LIRR fares in both directions on the No. 7 train between Woodside and Manhattan, on the ‘E’ train between Jamaica and Penn Station and the No. 2 and 3 trains between Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal.

For updated service information and schedules, visit MTA.info.