Pershing Square

Security directs Red Line passengers away from Pershing Square Metro station due to a fatality. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / August 6, 2013)

A man died Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a Metro Red Line train, authorities said.

The man "was struck or ran over by the train" about 3 p.m. at the Pershing Square station, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man, who was pronounced dead on scene, was not identified except for his age of about 35.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.

It was not immediately clear what sorts of delays were caused by the death on the tracks.

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