BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – UPDATE: NFTA Police tell News 4 detectives who spoke to witnesses and viewed tape say 53-year-old Mark Coleman appeared to jump on the coupler, the mechanism that connects the trains, at Fountain Plaza.
As the train pulled from the station heading outbound, police say Coleman, from BuFFALO, FELL.
An inbound operated alerted police of the incident, and the rail system was shut down for the evening.
NFTA says the rail system was opened early this morning.
The investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL: A person is dead after being struck by an NFTA Metro train Thursday evening.
The incident happened near Main Street and Tupper Street around 8:30 p.m. Authorities say the man was trying to jump between two moving NFTA train cars and was run over.
The Metro is closed and will most likely reopen Friday morning, NFTA officials said.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.