A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train south of the Aberdeen train station Friday afternoon, according to police.
Aberdeen police said officers arrived at “rear” of the 600 block of Philadelphia Boulevard in Aberdeen shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday, and discovered a deceased adult male bearing injuries consistent with being struck by a train.
Amtrak police are handling the investigation, and no further information was available Friday night. An Amtrak spokesman said regular service was resumed at 5:36 p.m.
The death is the second on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in Maryland this month. On Jan. 5, 14-year-old Anna Marie Stickel was killed by a train while walking on tracks in Middle River.
Here’s the Amtrak bulletin:
Northeast Corridor Service Disruption
January 15, 2010
At 2:22 pm today, all rail traffic was temporarily suspended between Washington, DC and Philadelphia as a result of an investigation of a body found near Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor tracks one-half mile south of Aberdeen, Md., station. It is believed the individual whose body was found about 15 feet west of the railroad tracks was struck by a train. Amtrak Police and local police are investigating. Two tracks were reopened at 2:48 pm at restricted speed. Minor delays can be expected for trains operating between Washington and Philadelphia.