San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office at the County Operations Center. Photo by Ken Stone

A passenger train struck and killed a man near Lindbergh Field in the Five Points area Thursday.

The Amtrak train was heading north shortly after noon when its engineer spotted the pedestrian walking toward the tracks in the area of Noell Street, just past the West Washington Street Station near Interstate 5, according to sheriff’s officials.

“The engineer sounded the emergency horns and applied the emergency brakes, but the man ignored the warnings,” Sgt. Jason Burk said.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office was called in to identify the deceased pedestrian.

The fatality led to rail-service delays of two hours or more in the area into the late afternoon, according to transit officials and the Pacific Surfliner Twitter account.

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