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Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Man Commits Suicide on Train Tracks

Los Angeles: A man was killed by a Metrolink train when he laid down on the tracks yesterday afternoon in Northridge.

Detectives say the man laid down on his stomach in front of a west bound Metrolink train near Balboa and Roscoe Boulevards around 1:50 p.m.  Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. The crew and passengers were not injured.

The identity of the man is being withheld until a family member has been notified.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives William Bustos or Lisset Fuentes at 818-644-8067.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.