A person in Northeast Washington, D.C. was reportedly struck by a commuter train Thursday morning. D.C. Fire and Rescue responded to an emergency call for an unidentified person who was hit by the MARC train near Ninth Street and New York Avenue Northeast, according to multiple reports. The incident occurred around 9:50 a.m. ET.
MARC train service was suspended during the mid-morning rush hour as a result of the incident, according to the transit agency's official Twitter account. Riders were told to expect major service delays throughout the afternoon. The D.C. Metro subway system was honoring MARC train tickets.
D.C. Fire Department spokesman Tim Wilson told the Washington Post that paramedics were called to the scene to assist the person struck by the train. Details about the condition of that person were not immediately available. Paul Shepard, the spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration, confirmed that it was a MARC train that hit the person.
MARC-Severe delays due to police activity north of Wash. Check MARC website for details http://t.co/VNl38LhzrO
â€” MARC Train (@marctrain) May 14, 2015
All train service was expected to return to normal in time for the evening commute hours, the Post reported.