Man killed by train; suicide suspected
A 56-year-old Laurel man apparently committed suicide yesterday by lying in the path of a freight train, Howard County police said.
A suicide note found at the scene said the man had been upset because he lost his job last week, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore.
At 1:15 a.m., police said, the man lay down on the CSX tracks at Whiskey Bottom Road and was hit by a southbound train. The engineer blew the horn and tried to stop the train, but the man did not move, police said.
* Jessup: 7900 block of U.S. 1: A worker from Jerry's Subs and Pizza was robbed by an unknown suspect who approached him from behind as he put the night's receipts into his car on Sunday. The worker told police someone put a blunt object to his back and demanded money. The suspect then fled.
7300 block of U.S. 1: Cigarettes, work gloves and motor oil were stolen from the Stewart Petroleum station early Saturday morning.
7500 block of U.S. 1: Cash was taken from Dukes Deli late Sunday or early Monday, but police said there were no signs of forced entry.
* North Laurel: 8800 block of Youngsea Place: A home's rear window was broken Friday, but police don't think entry was obtained. Police said the attempted burglary might have been part of a series of similar crimes in the area in the past few weeks.