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Doggone it! Pooch on tracks delays LIRR train

A New York-bound Long Island Rail Road train was delayed in Brentwood Tuesday morning because a dog got loose from its owner and ran onto the tracks, officials said.

The incident happened near Fifth Avenue in Brentwood.

Suffolk police officers, who saw the incident, immediately called for a block on the tracks, according to railroad spokesman Rich Mendelson.

The dog was pulled safely from the tracks, its owner was also removed safely from the track right-of-way, officials said. The train, the 11:11 a.m. from Ronkonkoma, due into Penn Station at 12:32 p.m., was delayed about 12 minutes.

"There was a dog on the tracks and a person was going after it," Mendelson said.

It was not clear what kind of dog was involved.

No one was injured, he said.


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