LIRR train service disrupted after man falls onto tracks at New York Penn Station

This photo shows a crowd of LIRR train riders on track 21, which was apparently impacted by cancellations and delays stemming from a man falling onto the tracks on track 18. (Photo/@painonthetrain via Twitter)

A man fell onto the tracks at Penn Station, causing a series of delays and cancellations for LIRR service Friday afternoon.

Officials said the man fell onto track 18 at about 2:50 p.m. after apparently suffering a medical condition.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Several trains were cancelled or delayed because of the emergency response:

* The 4:36PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 5:20PM is canceled due to police activity related to a customer in need of medical assistance. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:00PM train from Port Washington due Penn at 5:47PM, making all combined stops.

* The 3:18PM train from Penn due Port Washington at 4:03PM is canceled due to police activity related to a customer in need of medical assistance.

* The 2:56PM train from Penn due Long Beach at 3:48PM is operating 15 minutes late due to an earlier customer in need of medical assistance.

* The 2:52PM train from Penn due Huntington at 3:59PM is operating 15 minutes late due to an earlier customer in need of medical assistance

* The 3:07PM train from Penn due Ronkonkoma at 4:25PM is canceled due to fire department activity at Penn. Customers will be accommodated the 3:14PM train from Penn due Ronkonkoma at 4:34PM.
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