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Person struck by CSX train in Baltimore near Howard Street Tunnel

A man was struck by a CSX Transportation train near the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore early Tuesday, officials said.

The man's identity was not released. He was taken to a hospital in "serious" condition after the incident, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner. The incident happened just after 2 a.m. near the mouth of the tunnel on the tracks near Cathedral Street and West Mount Royal Avenue.

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"At CSX safety is our highest priority in the communities we serve," the railroad said in a statement. "We remind the public that any activity on or near a rail line can be dangerous."

The train had been traveling from Philadelphia to Baltimore, CSX said.

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"CSX appreciates the Baltimore City First Responders who responded to this incident," the railroad said in its statement.

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