Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in West Baltimore

BALTIMORE - One man was killed by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, a Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman confirmed.

Spokesman Ian Brennan said one person was declared dead at the scene in the 400 block of North Smallwood Street.

Jamie Horwitz, a passenger aboard the train called "The Vermonter," said the conductor announced over the public address system that someone trespassing on the tracks had been struck and killed. 

Amtrak Train 55 was head to Washington D.C. from St. Alban's, Vermont. The train was stopped for at least 40 minutes before passengers were escorted to another train at 10:36 p.m., according to an Amtrak spokesman. 

There were 135 passengers aboard the train, the spokesman continued, and no injuries to either Amtrak personnel or passengers.  

Stay with ABC2 News as we continue to update this story. 

Baltimore police said: 

This evening at approximately 9:40pm, Western District officers responded to the 400 block of N. Smallwood Street for a report of a man struck by a train. When officers arrived they found an adult male on the railroad tracks who was struck by an Amtrak train. The man was pronounced dead on the scene by the Fire Department.

Amtrak Police are the primary investigators for this incident. The Baltimore Police CRASH team remains on the scene assisting the Amtrak Police. 

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