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Person killed by Red Line train at JFK/UMass station

Passengers waited for buses after a man was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the JFK/UMass station.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A person was hit and killed by an inbound MBTA Red Line train at JFK/UMass Station Monday afternoon, in an incident that closed the Braintree platform for about two hours.

Police and fire officials arrived at the scene at about 2:38 p.m., and recovered the body of the male victim at about 3:40 p.m. according to Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

MBTA Transit Police said in a statement that the victim appeared to be in his 50s or early 60s, and that authorities do not suspect foul play.

Transit police detectives and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office are investigating, the statement said.


Just after the incident, dozens of people stood waiting for shuttles, and the Braintree platform was closed to passengers.

A large group of emergency responders gathered around the tracks and prepared a stretcher, which they used to carry the body up through the station.

Train service in both directions resumed at about 4:30 p.m. MBTA officials wrote on their website that riders should continue to expect minor delays.

Travis Andersen of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.