The FBI has been asked to investigate the possibility that the Amtrak train that crashed outside of Philadelphia was hit by a bullet or some other object.
According to the The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an assistant conductor in the train’s café car claimed to have overheard a regional train engineer saying he had been “hit by a rock or shot at.”
“She also believed that she heard her engineer say something about his train being struck by something,” NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said during a press conference on Friday.
Inspectors reviewing the scene of the crash have “seen damage to the left hand lower portion of the Amtrak windshield,” he added, prompting the FBI’s involvement.
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