Naked trespasser delays MARC train
A MARC Penn Line train was delayed for about a half-hour Thursday morning by a naked man who was trespassing on the Amtrak tracks near Bowie.
Penn Line rider Jon Morgan, a former Sun colleague, said he was told by a conductor that a fellow conductor and a couple of federal agenct on the train -- one from the Secret Service and one from U.S. customs -- "hogtied" the unclothed individual.
MTA spokeswoman Jawauna Greene said the delay occurred on Train 509 to Washington about 7:15 a.m. Greene said the man was subdued and arrested, allowing the train to resume its journey.
The incident shows that "anything can delay a MARC train," she said.