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Train Halted in Harrison for Heat-Related Illness

Update: The train, which was on the southern track near Halstead Avenue, began moving after about 10 minutes.

An outbound train was stopped at the Harrison station Wednesday evening when police and emergency responders were called to assist a woman on board. Police said the woman felt ill due to the intense heat throughout the region.

"It was definitely heat-related," Officer Robert Carlucci said.

Carlucci started his shift within an hour of the call, but said he had already seen multiple heat-related illnesses being called into the station.

The woman walked off the train with help from paramedics and was wheeled off the platform on a stretcher. She was sitting up and appeared to be responsive.

Gary D'Angelo was waiting for a train on track four at the station while emergency personnel treated the woman.

"It's so hot outside. It's got to be even hotter on the trains," he said. "The crowds at rush hour probably don't help much either."

According to the National Weather Service , temperatures in Harrison reached 93 degrees Wednesday and are expected to hit 95 degrees on Thursday.

For the weekend, however, temperatures are expected to drop to between 75 and 85 degrees.

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