Person Fatally Struck by Metra Train in Ravenswood

A person was fatally struck by a Metra train in what authorities called an apparent suicide Friday morning in the North Side Ravenswood neighborhood. 

Officers were called about a person on the tracks in the 4700 block of North Ravenswood at 9:41 a.m., according to Chicago Police. They arrived to find the male, whose age was not immediately known, dead at the scene. 

Police said the incident appeared to be a suicide. 

The person was struck by inbound UP-North train No. 332, which was scheduled to arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center at 10:06 a.m., according to a service alert from Metra. The train remains stopped at the scene. 

Inbound train No. 334, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 10:41 a.m., is stopped at Davis Street because of the crash, Metra said. 

Outbound train No. 321, which was scheduled to depart Chicago at 10:35 a.m., remained at Ogilvie as of 10:54 a.m., according to Metra. It will depart late because of the crash, although the duration of the delay was not immediately known. 

The CTA will honor Metra UP-N tickets on the Brown and Purple lines because of the delays, according to Metra.

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