While details are still sketchy at this time, an Amtrak train en route from Washington DC to New York City derailed 8-10 cars with approximately 240 passengers on board. Aerial shots show the wreckage lit up by flashlights as rescuers pursue survivors.
The accident happened near 2000 Wheatsheaf Lane and local trains have suspended service and been diverted for the time being. Firefighters were seen moving victims on gurneys out of the train cars which appeared to be on their side.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy.