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Saturday, January 29, 2011

UPDATE: Man jumps in front of train at Plainfield station, with links to Courier, Ledger

Plainfield Station, looking east.
UPDATE: 12:45 PM: The papers have briefs online, see the Courier here, and the Ledger here.

A man jumped in front of an arriving NJT Raritan Valley Line train at the Plainfield station I learned about 2:15 Saturday morning, in an apparent suicide attempt.

The last scheduled train in from Newark Penn Station weekdays was slated to arrive at 1:59 AM.

I am told the unidentified man landed under the platform next to the train. He was extracted by police, fire and EMS personnel, and was alive at the time I got word.

More as details develop.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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