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Man removed from underneath Red Line train

(Boston Fire Department)

Boston firefighters extricated a man who became trapped underneath an MBTA Red Line train at the Fields Corner station, leading the T to deploy shuttle buses on the Ashmont line for about an hour on Friday.

Full service was restored around 9 a.m., officials said.

The incident began around 8 a.m. Friday, and firefighters successfully removed the middle-aged man around 8:30 a.m. He was injured, but conscious and alert, officials said.

Teresa Harris was at the station when the incident took place. “I heard the screech and I heard a couple of ladies scream,’’ she said later.

First responders, including Transit Police officers, were talking to the man and inquiring whether he was current with his medications, she said.

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Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the incident is not being investigated as a crime, but a trespassing incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Shuttle buses were used between Fields Corner and the JFK/UMass station in Dorchester, the T said.


John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.


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