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Man found dead on railroad tracks in Rochester

Rochester police were called about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, for a report of a person found deceased on railroad tracks.

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Railroad officials remain on the scene after a person was found dead on the railroad tracks near Third Avenue and Fifth Street Northwest in Rochester Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — A 25-year-old Rochester man was found dead Wednesday morning, Aug. 11, on railroad tracks in northwest Rochester.

Rochester Police say they received a call about 6:30 a.m. from a bicyclist who found the body in the area of Fifth Street and Third Avenue Northwest.

Rochester police Capt. Casey Moilanen said the person appeared to have been hit by a train, but it was too early to say what may have led up to that.

No further information has been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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