Man Found Dead on Red Line Platform

Trains passed 47th Street station early Monday because of reports of a "sick passenger"

Trains on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line bypassed the 47th Street station during the Monday morning commute after a man was found dead on the platform.

The 60-year-old man was discovered on the platform of the station, at 220 W. 47th St., at about 4:30 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Initial reports indicated trains were bypassing because of a "sick passenger."

The man, whose name was not publicly released by 11:30 a.m. Monday, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the man’s death appeared to be natural but an autopsy was scheduled.

Shuttle buses provided service in the affected area.

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