CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A man has died after jumping onto the tracks at the Central Square MBTA stop and coming into contact with the electrified third rail, Transit Police said. Police say the man jumped into the pit around 7 p.m. Monday.
UPDATE: Central Sq. trespasser. https://t.co/n6yGSgYyBk— MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) September 3, 2019
Nick Viveiros, a Suffolk University student who lives in Central Square, was on an inbound red line train that was just about to arrive at Central when the man jumped.
He said the passengers were forced to evacuate the train and walk through the tunnel to exit the station.
BREAKING: Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between Central and Park Street after a trespasser came in contact with electrified 3rd rail. Video from @thenickviveiros shows passengers evacuating their train through a tunnel. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/u5eQKyFhAG— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) September 3, 2019
Shuttle buses replaced train service between the Central and Park Street stops for about two hours. Regularly scheduled train service resumed just after 9 p.m.
Regularly scheduled service has resumed. Bus shuttles phased out— MBTA (@MBTA) September 3, 2019
Police said the man was trespassing and foul play isn't suspected. Police haven't released the man's name, but said he's around the age of 35.
The investigation is ongoing.
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