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Schenectady police: Hallucination prompted train leap

Alert engineer slows train as man jumps

Schenectady police Officer Michael Krounse, left, escorts the man who jumped from a moving Amtrak train into Ellis Hospital's Emergency Department on Nott Street on Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady police Officer Michael Krounse, left, escorts the man who jumped from a moving Amtrak train into Ellis Hospital's Emergency Department on Nott Street on Wednesday.
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A watchful Amtrak engineer may have saved the life of a mentally disturbed Canadian man who jumped off a passenger train on its way through Schenectady on Wednesday. The Adirondack train was en route from New York City to Montreal Wednesday morning when, traveling through Schenectady at a speed nearly 100 miles per hour, the engine driver noticed a man hanging onto the back of the train. “The driver immediately slowed the train so when ...

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