Man Arrested in Dallas After Being Hit by DART Rail Train

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Officials with DART say one man is in Dallas Police custody after being hit by a DART rail train.

According to DART, Dallas Police Officers responded to reports of an active shooter near Lancaster Road and Ledbetter Drive in Dallas after 6 p.m. Friday. It’s believed the man was hiding from police when he was hit by the DART rail train.

“Apparently while the suspect was running from Dallas Police he laid down on the railroad tracks to hide,” said DART Spokesman Gordon Shattles. The southbound blue line was headed that direction and made contact with the individual.”

Dallas Fire-Rescue lifted the train off of the man by using inflatable bags.

The man was arrested and taken to a local hospital.

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