A man accused of assaulting a child was hit by a train Monday as he ran from marshals trying to arrest him, authorities said.
One of the man’s feet was cut off, and he probably will lose the other one, too, officials said, declining to be identified because they were not authorized to speak.
U.S. marshals were attempting Monday afternoon to arrest the man, who was not identified, on a charge of assault of a child. He led them on a car chase eastbound on Interstate 30 and then southbound on Interstate 35W, said Fort Worth police spokeswoman Tamara Pena.
The chase ended when he crashed his car on East Rosedale Street, Pena wrote in an email.
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The man got out of the car and ran down an embankment to train tracks, she said. He grabbed onto a train car to try to get away when he slipped off and was dragged under, a police officer said.
The officer said he will likely lose both feet.
MedStar arrived at the scene at 4:17 p.m. after paramedics got a call about an injured person off South Calhoun Street, spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.
Zavadksy said he could not confirm the report about the man’s feet but only that an adult male was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in serious condition.