Boy hurt after setting off power arc at tracks

The incident affected signal power on the tracks and delayed commuter rail and Amtrak service

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy is hospitalized after being burned when he threw something at power lines above the commuter rail tracks in Attleboro.

Attleboro Fire Capt. Gerald Brogan said Friday the boy was burned on his leg when a metal object he threw hit the high voltage wires and created a power arc. He was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Brogan said another 13-year-old boy with him was not hurt in the accident that happened around 5 p.m. behind a commercial building on Starkey Avenue.

The incident affected signal power on the tracks and delayed commuter rail and Amtrak service through the area for more than two hours.

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