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Transit commuters experienced significant delays this morning when a man jumped in front of a southbound train at Lindbergh Station around 7:30 a.m.
The incident is still under investigation, but Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) spokesperson Stephany Fisher told Atlanta Loop it does not appear the individual was struck by the train. He did, however, suffer a minor head injury.
MARTA Police and EMS responded to the scene, but the man was able to walk by himself to the ambulance where he was transported to the hospital, Fisher said. Motive has not been established, and officials won’t speculate on why the man ended up on the tracks.
Due to the service interruption the incident caused, large crowds and confusion grew at the Lindberg station and others nearby, the AJC reports. The tracks were cleared around 8:30 a.m., and full service was restored by 9 a.m., according to MARTA communications. During the delay, a bus bridge was established.
“We want to thank our customers for their patience and compassion as we handled this incident,” Fisher said.