Northampton Police officer Kenny Kirchner told Western Mass News a male and female suspect were walking on the railroad tracks behind the Amtrak train station. The male was struck and is suffering from a severe non-life threatening laceration.

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--A male suspect was hit by a train Saturday in Northampton according to Northampton Police. 

Northampton Police officer Kenny Kirchner told Western Mass News a male and female suspect were walking on the railroad tracks behind the Amtrak train station. The male was struck and is suffering from a severe non-life threatening laceration. There is no available information of the status of the female at this time. Police said the man is being transported to Baystate Health. 

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Amtrack Media Relations told Western Mass News train 488 headed northbound was terminated. No passengers or crew members were injured. All passengers were taken by taxi to their Greenfield destination.

Joshua Brown was nearby when the incident occurred and recalled what he heard: 

The male was struck and is suffering from a severe non-life threatening laceration. There is no available information of the status of the female at this time. Police said the man is being transported to Baystate Health.

"I was riding a bike from work, and when I heard the train go off not once, but twice, I knew something was wrong because as a person that's been working around railroads for a long time, my instinct came in and I just looked over and all of a sudden I heard sirens," Brown told western Mass News

According to Northampton Police, Police were dispatched to 170 Pleasant Street at 7:49 and arrived at 7:50 Saturday. Ambulance arrived at the scene at 8:03.

Amtrak Police said both suspects will be charged with Trespassing, Amtrak Police are working on this investigation. 

This is a Developing Story, Western Mass News will continue to bring you updates as we receive them. 

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