Teen struck by train on MARC Camden Line

A boy has critical injuries after he was struck by a train while crossing the tracks in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

MARC’s Camden Line was suspended during the Monday afternoon rush hour because of police activity after a report that someone was hit by a train around 5 p.m. near Laurel, Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Transportation cleared the scene as of 6:30 p.m., and trains were moving through Monday evening with residual delays and some cancellations.

Prince George’s County police said they had received reports that a child had been hit by a train after several people were trying to cross the tracks.

The person who was struck is a teenager. Police had initially said the boy’s injuries were not life-threatening, but now say he has critical injuries.

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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