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Man struck by train in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG (AP) — A pedestrian has been hit by a train in Hattiesburg.

Police say they responded to a call at about 7 a.m. Thursday about a man being struck by a train.

WDAM-TV reports the man was on his way to work and crossed the railroad tracks while the train was moving.

Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitchell says the man, whose name has not been released, sustained non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition at an area hospital.

She urged residents to have patience when trains are on the tracks. She says safety always comes first.