By Caleb Hutton
See below for update.
An Amtrak train struck a suicidal man Sunday morning, March 17, on the railroad tracks north of Boulevard Park.
Here’s the report from the Bellingham police log:
Reported: Mar 17 2013 10:12AM
Location: 100 BLK BOULEVARD ST
Offense: SUICIDE – Attempt/Threat
Case #: 13B09781
Officers responded to a report of an attempted suicide at the above location. An individual intentionally went onto the railroad tracks as a train was approaching, was struck and knocked to the side. The individual was subsequently transported to the hospital by medics for further treatment of a head injury.
Nobody aboard the train was hurt. Passengers were bused to Vancouver, B.C., according to Q13.
Metro Networks, a news wire service affiliated with KGMI, reported the man remained in serious condition as of Monday morning.
I’ve got a call out to police to see how the man’s doing.
Update at 2 p.m.
Man struck by Amtrak train in #Bellingham not likely to survive. Police say he smiled, waved before leaning head into oncoming train.
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