The accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. just south of where the rail lines cross under I-695, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. The train stopped and the crew announced that a fatality had occurred, according to several passengers.
Baltimore County police arrived at 7:18 a.m. and searched the area. They located the body near Schafers Lane and Northeast Creek Road, east of Pulaski Highway. A helicopter, which had taken off to assist in the search, was called off, police said.
The man was declared dead at the scene at 7:44 a.m. and his body has been taken to the office of the Medical Examiner in Baltimore, police said. County fire and police investigators remained on the scene throughout the morning, police said.
Passengers transferred to another train and continued south soon after the incident. The train involved in the accident was cleared to move on within a few hours. After what MARC officials called minimal delays, all rail service has been restored.