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Police: Man commits suicide on MAX train tracks

A man died Friday after being hit by a train in Portland, police said.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 12:31 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 12:33 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man died on TriMet MAX tracks Friday morning in what Portland police determined was a suicide.

Emergency crews were called out at 6:13 a.m. to the tracks after receiving a report of a man down on the tracks.

The 911 call came from the MAX operator. He reporting that the man appeared to be dead.

When crews arrived they confirmed the man was dead.

Police said a train ahead of him first struck the man who was laying on the tracks.

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