Amtrak train fatally strikes person in Connecticut

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WESTBROOK, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak is warning of service disruptions after someone was struck and killed by a train in Connecticut.

A state Transportation Department spokesman says someone was struck and killed on the tracks near the Westbrook station at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.

The person was struck by an Acela Express high-speed train en route to Boston from Washington.

Amtrak announced via Twitter that service between New Haven and Providence, Rhode Island, was stopped “due to a trespasser incident.”

Service delays and changes are being experienced in the area. Passengers are encouraged to check Amtrak’s website for more information about scheduled trips. 

No injuries were reported to the crew or the 96 passengers aboard the train.

Amtrak police are investigating.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

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