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Police: When Cops Come, Train Station Tussle with Intoxicated Friend Ends

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Two friends were in a physical confrontation at Darien Railroad Station recently, but when police arrived, they agreed to stop, and neither wanted to press charges, police said. Darien police gave this account of the matter, which did not result in any arrests:

Police became aware of the incident at about 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. The two men were on the New Haven-bound side of the station, the part closest to Darien Social, from which one of the men had been asked to leave. One of the men, 20 years old, from Darien, wanted to get his friend on a train home; the other, 24, from Stamford, wanted to go back to the bar/restaurant at 10 Center St.

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Police: Suicidal Man 60, Lights His Jacket on Fire at Darien Train Station

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A 60-year-old New London man who told police he was despondent over the death of his fiancée got off the train at the Darien station last Wednesday and tried to commit suicide by lighting his jacket on fire as he wore it. Instead of death, the result of the attempt were “minor, non-life-threatening injuries,” said police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron, a department spokesman who went to the scene. The man was taken to Stamford Hospital for treatment of his injuries, physical and emotional. A driver on the Post Road, stopped at a traffic light, reported the fire to police shortly before 5 p.m. The caller said that as the man’s jacket was burning he stood on the stairs on the east side of the station (the side closer to Dunkin Donuts) waving his arms. The flames were large.


No Hoverboards Allowed on Metro-North Trains or Stations

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Hoverboards Not Allowed. That is the new message from the MTA. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that possession of hoverboards aboard trains or buses or at stations of the New York City Subway, New York City buses, […] Metro-North Railroad […] is prohibited. ____________

— an announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Note that you can’t even carry hoverboards at a station or on a train.)


The MTA is promoting the ban through a new MTA advertising campaign using the now-famous “bubble people,” with the headline: Hoverboards Not Allowed. The MTA’s safety rules have long prohibited the use of personal wheeled vehicles, such as skateboards, skates or scooters, in train stations.