Metro delays: Long wait on Red Line after train collides with man

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Red Line commuters were stalled Tuesday night after a man was hit at Pershing Station in Downtown Los Angeles. File Photo: Metro's 7th Street station in downtown L.A.

A death at a Metro station in downtown Los Angeles snarled commuters on their way home Tuesday afternoon. 

The accident took place at Pershing Square station, where, a 35-year-old man was hit by a train. According to the Associated Press, 

City fire spokesman Erik Scott says the man about who appears to be about 35 years old was struck or run over by the Metro Red Line train at the Pershing Square station shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear what the circumstances were behind the collision. 

Metro tweeted that the tragedy closed the Red Line's Pershing Square station for a period of time Monday, and caused major delays throughout the system. 

Several other transit lines were affected, as Metrolink and OC Transit held some trains at Union Station while Metro trains were delayed. 

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