Tragedy on Orange Line Wednesday Night

Wednesday night, at approximately 22:00 hours, Boston Police Officers assigned to District A-1, Transit Police, Boston Fire, and Boston EMS responded to the Chinatown station of the Orange Line for reports of a person jumping in front of a train.

On arrival, first responders located the victim underneath the train. Boston Fire worked to free the person, but unfortunately they succumbed to their injuries, and they were pronounced dead on scene. Due to the nature of the incident, Transit Police took over and is actively investigating.

No official cause of death has been reported, however it is thought to be an apparent suicide. The station remained closed for the rest of the night. No further information is available at this time. If you ever find yourself in crisis, or are worried about the safety of a friend or loved one in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at 1-877-870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential, and completely anonymous.