Train fatally strikes person near Union Station in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police and Amtrak Police are investigating after a person was fatally struck by a train in the Capitol City on Wednesday afternoon.

Amtrak Police say at around 3:35 p.m., train 55, which was traveling from Vermont to Washington, D.C. struck a person on the tracks just before Union Station in Hartford.

According to Deputy Chief Brian Foley of Hartford Police Department, it happened near Windsor Street and Battles Street.

Police have not released the identity of the person who was hit.

The train was holding 126 passengers, but none of the people on board were injured, the police say.

Police say Amtrak services will be temporarily slowed coming into Hartford for the next few hours.

Passengers on the train are changing trains and will continue on to Union Station.

News 8 will update this story as details become available. 

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