Sounder, Amtrak and freight trains were halted while police attempted to coax the man out from under a freight train in Seattle.
A man who delayed rail traffic in Seattle for nearly an hour Thursday after he crawled under a train was arrested for investigation of criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and obstruction of a train causing delays, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said Friday.
Sounder, Amtrak and freight trains were halted around 5 p.m. while police attempted to coax the man out from under a freight train near the 8100 block of Airport Way South. Sound Transit canceled a Sounder train that was set to leave Tacoma at 5:15 p.m.
At one point, as officers walked away, the man tried to run off and was arrested, Melonas said.
Police said Thursday the man was in crisis.
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Melonas said Friday that he did not know whether the man was injured in the incident or received mental-health care.
The tracks reopened and trains began moving again at 5:50 p.m., according to Sound Transit.
Melonas said accessing railroad property is “illegal, disruptive and dangerous.”