Metropolitan Transit Authority police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday afternoon, a LIRR spokesman said.
The unidentified man was on the track at the St. James station around 12:20 p.m. when he was hit by the eastbound Port Jefferson train as it was preparing to stop, the spokesman said.
“Based on the MTA Police’s preliminary investigation, the incident is being investigated as a possible suicide,” said LIRR spokesman Sam Zambuto.
Train service was suspended for two hours.
Approximately 100 people were on board the train.
The LIRR said the passengers were provided bus service following the incident.