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Pedestrian suffers minor injuries after being struck by light-rail train

Witness says man stepped in front of light rail train

DeJon Ayers, 22, of East Oakland said a man moved in front of a light rail train as the operator attempted to stop in midtown Sacramento on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The man suffered minor injuries and police said the incident was an attempted s
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DeJon Ayers, 22, of East Oakland said a man moved in front of a light rail train as the operator attempted to stop in midtown Sacramento on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The man suffered minor injuries and police said the incident was an attempted s

The Sacramento Fire Department reported that a pedestrian suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a light-rail train at 23rd and R streets.

Sacramento police Capt. Norm Leong said the incident was an attempted suicide. The train was headed east about 2:40 p.m. and approaching a station when a man jumped in front of the train. Leong described the man in his 20s or early 30s. He was taken to a hospital.

Sacramento Regional Transit reported that service on the Gold Line had been restored between the 13th Street and 29th Street stations.

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