A person was fatally struck by a CTA Blue Line train on the Northwest Side during the morning commute Monday, halting service between the Jefferson Park and Western/Milwaukee stations.
Paramedics responded to a call of a person struck by a train at 7:04 a.m. at the Belmont Station, 3355 W. Belmont Ave., according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
The person was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional information.
Chicago Police said the person jumped in front of the train and the incident appears to be a suicide.
As of 7:45 a.m., trains in both directions were only operating between the O’Hare and Jefferson Park stations; and the Western/Milwaukee and Forest Park stations, the CTA said.
Customers were urged to use the No. 56 Milwaukee bus as an alternative route. The CTA was providing shuttle buses to provide connecting service through the affected area.