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Man struck and killed by Orange Line train early Saturday morning

A man was fatally struck by an Orange Line train at State Street station just after midnight Saturday morning, according to Transit Police.

An initial investigation shows he “appeared very unsteady on his feet” while on the platform, and “stumbled and fell into the right of way (pit area) and was struck by a northbound Orange Line train,” Transit Police said in a statement.

Transit Police and Boston fire and EMS officials responded to a report of a person possibly struck by a train at State Street station at about 12:14 a.m., according to the statement.

Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the victim was an adult, but his age was not immediately available.


Transit Police and the Suffolk County district attorney’s office are investigating.

Transit Police had suspended service on the Orange Line early Saturday morning between North Station and Back Bay Station, according to a tweet from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Regularly scheduled service resumed at the start of service Saturday morning, according to a tweet from the MBTA.

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