UPDATE: Man Struck and Killed By Train in Long Branch
Long Branch Police say death is probable suicide
A man has been struck and killed by a train near Branchport Avenue in Long Branch on Monday afternoon.
Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said it "appears to be a suicide," but that NJ Transit should be handling the investigation because it occurred on their property.
A NJ Transit spokeswoman said New York Bound North Jersey Coast Line struck an adult male around 3:06 p.m. between the grade crossings of Joline Avenue and Branchport Avenue.
The spokeswoman said the crossing gates were down when the man was struck.
She said there were 35 passengers aboard the train and that there were no injuries reported to them or any NJ Transit crew.
She said the incident is still under investigation, but that the man's identity could be released today.
NJ Transit states that rail traffic is running normally again Tuesday morning. Rail traffic was suspended in both directions between Long Branch and Little Silver for several hours on Monday afternoon.
This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as soon as more details are available.