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Man’s leg gets stuck between MetroLink train, platform

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Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free the man’s leg.
Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free the man’s leg. St. Louis Fire Department photo

MetroLink train service was briefly suspended early Friday morning in St. Louis after a man was trapped between a train and a station platform at the Central West End Station, according to KSDK.

The St. Louis Fire Department had to use hydraulic rescue equipment to free the man, who was taken to a hospital, KSDK reported.

The man was reported to be in critical but stable condition after the accident.

Trains stopped operating between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Grand Stations, according to Bi-State Development.

The suspension was announced at 12:05 a.m. Friday, and service resumed at 12:35 a.m., Bi-State said.

Passengers were taken by bus between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End and Grand Stations.

Passengers faced hour-long delays.

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