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Close Call for Sen. Blumenthal at Conn. Press Conference

MILFORD, Conn. (WGGB) — It was a close call at a Friday event for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut.

Ironically, he was holding a press conference about increasing railway safety across the state. That’s when a passing train sped by, just inches away from Blumenthal’s back.

As you can see in the video, Blumenthal was not fazed, but the press conference was temporarily interrupted.

The event was aimed at decreasing safety violations on the railways. Blumenthal says there were 139 violations since 2004. He says per 100 miles of track, Metro-North had five times the number of safety defects than any other commuter railroad in the country.

Fortunately, the conference was able to resume.

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