Man electrocuted at West Town CTA station

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A 20-year-old man was electrocuted early Friday when he climbed down onto the L tracks at a CTA station in West Town.

Just before 2 a.m., Edgar Constantino touched the third rail at the Ashland/Lake station in the 1600 block of West Lake Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Constantino, of the West Side Austin neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:05 a.m., authorities said. An autopsy ruled his death a suicide.

Pink and Green line trains were briefly suspended as authorities investigated, but trains were back on the move by about 4:30 a.m., according to the CTA.

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