Concrete placed on railroad tracks on Cape Cod

January 9, 2020 GMT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are trying to figure out who placed several heavy pieces of concrete on railroad tracks on Cape Cod, which could have caused a derailment.

Lt. Edward Blackwell responded to a report of vandalism and attempted derailment on the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad tracks in the vicinity of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy station in Bourne at about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Troopers and railroad workers removed the cylindrical pieces, some of which weighed around 200 pounds.

Police think they were placed there sometime overnight.

The blocks were not struck by any trains.

The investigation into who placed the concrete on the tracks is ongoing.