An died on the escalator at the Lindenhurst train station shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, according to MTA LIRR officials.
An LIRR official told Lindenhurst Patch that after apparently falling on the escalator serving the station’s platform.
The official said that at the time of the incident an off-duty LIRR assistant conductor at the station attempted to assist the woman.
Following the incident trains bypassed the Lindenhurst station, but full access to the station platform has been restored, according to the LIRR Twitter feed.
However, the official told Patch the incident "is currently under by the MTA Police."
The escalator was also "immediately taken out of service for inspection," the official added.
"The LIRR offers its heart-felt condolences to the woman’s family," MTA LIRR officials said.
No other details about the woman, her identity or the investigation were released by officials at presstime.
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