WAREHAM (CBS) – A freight train engineer was shot with a pellet or BB gun Monday in Wareham. The Massachusetts Coastal Railroad said its train was traveling through Wareham when the engineer was hit in the arm at about 10:24 a.m.
Police said no charges have been filed and they are not sure if it was intentional or an accident.READ MORE: Fidelity Creates Youth Account For Teens To Invest, Trade Stocks
The engineer was taken to Tobey Hospital to be treated.READ MORE: Massachusetts House, Senate Leaders Want Full List Of Baker's Emergency Orders
Chris Podgurski, the president of the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, said the incident could have been even worse.
“If it got him in an eye, or anywhere near the face it could have been a real bad thing,” Podgurski said. “It was a real lucky shot, apparently, the train was moving, he was probably going south about maybe 20-25 miles an hour.”MORE NEWS: UMass Professor Charged With Drunk Driving After Hitting Baby Stroller With Car
Police have identified three people in the area at the time, but no arrests have been made.