People walked in front of Union Station in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2012. A MARC commuter train struck a person Thursday and caused a service suspension on the Penn Line during the morning commute hours. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

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.

At least one MARC commuter train that left Washington's Union Station at 9:30 a.m. was stopped because of the accident, local ABC affiliate WJLA TV reported. At noon, the MARC agency said trains that departed Baltimore after 10:25 a.m. will operate through to their Washington destination. Trains going the opposite direction, after 12:20 p.m., were expected to depart Washington as scheduled.

All train service was expected to return to normal in time for the evening commute hours, the Post reported.