Pedestrian freed from underneath train in downtown Columbus, taken to hospital

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person was taken to the hospital after they were pinned under a train in downtown Columbus Saturday evening.

The first call came in shortly after 5 p.m. in the area of West Rich Street and Starling Street.

Columbus Fire Chief Steve Martin says the adult female was hit and drug by the train engine and was pinned underneath as a result. She was taken to Grant Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery.

Columbus Police say this was a suicide attempt.

The victim remains in stable but critical condition and is expected to survive her injuries.

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