Person hit by train at Merillon Avenue station

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A person was hit by a train Wednesday night at the Merillon Avenue station of the Long Island Rail Road in Garden City, officials said, causing delays of about 30 minutes.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman did not know the condition, age or gender of the person who was struck at 9:15 p.m. by a train headed to Jamaica from Oyster Bay.

One of the train's car reached the station platform, allowing LIRR riders to leave, the spokeswoman said.

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About six trains were held for about 30 minutes. Trains started moving again at 9:51 p.m., but there were residual delays on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Montauk and Oyster Bay branches.

No further information was immediately available.

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