Man runs away after being hit by Gold Line train in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES — Gold Line service was disrupted this morning after a train “made contact” with a man who was standing on the tracks with his arms outstretched. But after falling to the ground, the man got up and ran off, according to a Metro spokesman.

The driver of the train put on the brakes after spotting the man on the tracks on Third Street near Downey Road at about 5:40 a.m., according to spokesman Joseph Lemon. The train still struck the man but it’s not clear how fast it was traveling.

The L.A. County Sheriffs Department responded to the scene but could not find anyone who had been injured, according to Lemon.

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