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LR Police: fleeing man loses leg, thumb after being hit by a train

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Gruesome details in a police report from the LRPD in which, police say, a man attempting to flee from officers tried to roll under a moving train, only to have his leg and thumb amputated. 

According to the report, officers were patrolling near 12th and Woodrow Streets at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning when they saw Anthony Brown, 32, in the parking lot of a closed beauty shop at 2901 W. 12th. After officers tried to make contact with Brown, the report says, Brown told them "I don't have anything to say to you," and then walked east on Woodrow. Officers followed, and said Brown began running when he got to an alley behind a convenience store at 12th and Woodrow, with officers pursuing and ordering Brown to stop. 

The report says that the chase continued into a wooded area, down a hill, and onto the easement for the Union Pacific railroad tracks. As the officers continued to chase Brown, a train approached from behind them. Brown reportedly grabbed onto the moving train and began being dragged by it, at which point the officers in pursuit broke off the foot chase. As the officers watched, the report says, they saw Brown let go of the train and "roll underneath the train, under his own power, and out the other side." When officers reached Brown, the report states, they saw that his left leg and left thumb had been amputated, and that he had severe lacerations on his left and right arms.

MEMS ambulance responded, and Brown was transported to UAMS for treatment. The report says that the doctors caring for Brown expect him to survive his injuries. Brown has been charged with loitering and misdemeanor fleeing. 

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