Man dies after climbing on top of moving Metro-North train

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A man is dead after climbing on top of a moving Metro-North train and coming into contact with electrical wires.

The man has been identified as Michael Vigeant, 24, of Hudson, New Hampshire.

Metro-North officials say it was around 11:30 p.m. when a train traveling to New Haven was stopped between Larchmont and Mamaroneck stations due to a power issue.

A preliminary investigation found that Vigeant attempted to go on top of the train and came into contact with wires. He was found by a train crew member, and first responders who were passengers on the train tried giving Vigeant CPR until paramedics arrived. Vigeant was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Passengers on the train tell News 12 that many people on board were returning from Wednesday night's Yankees game versus Boston. A passenger tells News 12 that Vigeant was with his brother.

The train stopped running for nearly three hours as passengers waited without electricity until Mamaroneck police cleared the scene.

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