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Police Confirm Child Struck By Train

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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) ——A 10-year-old boy was struck by a train in Middle River but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Baltimore Police say.

Officers received a report of someone being hit, but did not find a victim at the scene, Sunday morning.

A spokesman said Monday that an Amtrak engineer called saying he believed the train had hit a child on the tracks. Police found evidence that someone had been on or near the tracks, and found fishing tackle and a shirt beneath the train.

Police later learned that 10-year-old Tyler Eugene Smith of Essex had been taken to a hospital by his father, Randolph L. Smith. Police say Smith initially reported that his son had fallen off playground equipment. The child is listed in “good” condition.

Police say Tyler confirmed he was hurt on the tracks.

Amtrak Police are investigating.

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