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The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia has been identified as Brandon Bostian, 32, of Queens, New York.
His attorney confirmed his identity to ABC News on Wednesday. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said that Bostian suffered unspecified injuries during the crash, and received medical care. ABC News reports that according to his LinkedIn profile, Bostian has been with Amtrak for almost nine years, and before becoming a passenger engineer in 2010, was a passenger conductor.
Bostian spoke with investigators Tuesday night, and after being treated at a hospital, was released and taken to a Philadelphia police station. Bostian declined to provide a formal statement to authorities, and police have not released any details on what information he may have shared. Preliminary data indicates that the train was traveling at 106 mph when it derailed.