Police: Man intentionally stepped in front of train

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A 40-year-old man was found dead underneath a train shortly after noon Thursday, according to the Muscatine Police Department.

Muscatine police received a report shortly after 12:30 p.m. about an individual under a train along the riverfront area of downtown Muscatine. Officers found a deceased man under the stopped train near the East Mississippi Drive and Sycamore Street intersection.

The initial investigation indicates that a pedestrian intentionally entered the tracks as the train was approaching.

Access to the riverfront was blocked for several hours while the investigation took place.

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