(STMW) — Red Line trains were running again, but experiencing major delays, after a person walking on the tracks near the 79th Street station halted rail service during the Thursday afternoon rush.

Emergency crews responded about 3:30 p.m. to a male making suicidal statements near the 79th Street overpass at the expressway, police and fire officials said.

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Crews were forced to shut down rail service until they were able to remove him about 6:30 p.m., police said.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County for evaluation, police said.

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The Red Line was shut down between the 95th and 63rd street stations to allow crews to respond, forcing passengers to take a bus between stops, officials said. Trains are running again but with major residual delays, according to the CTA’s website.

Two lanes of the Dan Ryan (I-94) in each direction were also shut down during the response, but have reopened as of Thursday evening.

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