Man hit, killed by train in Tukwila


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    TUKWILA, Wash. -- Train tracks are closed Wednesday afternoon between Seattle and Tukwila after a 39-year-old Seattle man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train, according to Tukwila Police and BNSF.

    Sound Transit tweeted that Sounder South riders should expect major delays and consider bus alternatives. Tracks were closed for a couple of hours and after reopening were still experiencing back ups.

    Witnesses say they saw a man that appeared to be homeless walking on the tracks and didn't get off, according to Tukwila Fire.

    Police said that initial indications are that the man was exhibiting suicidal behavior prior to being struck.

    The conductor reportedly tried to stop the train but couldn't before hitting the man.

    There were no injuries to anyone on the Amtrak train, which was on its way from Seattle to Eugene, Oregon, according to Amtrak.

    The Amtrak Police Department is working with local law enforcement to investigate the incident, Amtrak said in a press release.

    This story is breaking. More information will be added when it becomes available.

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