Police searching for suspect who stole Amtrak truck, hit woman in Boston’s Seaport

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police in Boston are searching for a suspect who stole an Amtrak truck, struck a woman in the street, and abandoned the banged-up vehicle in the Seaport on Friday morning.

Officers responding to the area of Northern Avenue at Fan Pier Boulevard found a pedestrian suffering from minor injuries and a white Amtrak truck with a flat tire and front end damage.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An Amtrak spokesperson says the truck was stolen from a worksite in Boston.

The alleged thief then toppled a traffic light and hit several cars before running down the pedestrian and fleeing the scene on foot.

“As he was exiting the car and attempting to run down the street, his pants were falling down,” a witness told 7News.

Video showed a heavy police presence in the area and crime tape near the crash scene.

Amtrak is working with the Boston Police Department to apprehend the suspect.

No additional information was immediately available.

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