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Amtrak train hits, kills person on tracks in Prince George’s Co.

WASHINGTON — An Amtrak train struck and killed a person in Prince George’s County, Maryland Monday afternoon, and the incident caused rail service suspensions through rush hour.

A pedestrian was on the tracks when an Amtrak train hit the person in the area of Landover Road and John Hanson Highway Monday afternoon. The pedestrian, whose name has not yet been released, was declared dead at the scene, Prince George’s County police said.

Service on MARC’s Penn Line, Acela Express 2172 and Amtrak lines was suspended between Washington and New Carrollton. Metro honored MARC tickets. Lines gradually reopened through the evening commute.

The train, which was leaving D.C. and headed toward Boston, had 213 passengers on the train when the person was hit, said Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods.There are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members.

Police have not released details about why the person was on the tracks.

All Penn Line trains will operate as scheduled Tuesday morning, but there may be fewer railcars operating.


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