Man Afire Atop Train in Riverside Alive and Transported to Hospital

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Riverside Train Station. Credit: Leslie Yager

On Sunday morning a man jumped onto a moving Metro-North train in Stamford and was found on fire on the roof of the train when it arrived at the Riverside station around 5:08am Sunday morning, according to multiple reports.

The train was due to arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 6:19am.

As the train pulled into Riverside, workers investigated a power outage on the train, and subsequently discovered the man on top of the train. A fire extinguisher was used to put out the blaze, according to a report from NBC Connecticut, which stated that the man had jumped onto the moving train near border of Stamford and Greenwich. The report stated that the man was alive and transported to Westchester Medical Center.


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