Man struck by train at Metro Center
10:15 p.m.The disruption at Metro Center has been cleared, WMATA says, but between the early disruption and scheduled track maintenance, expect delays.
9:10 p.m. Update: The Maryland Transit Administration says the shutdown of the Red Line at Metro Center may have caused some MARC passengers to miss Train 544, which has left Union Station. Train 446 departs at 10:30 p.m. If you missed Train 544, go to the Union Station MARC information desk at Gate B for alternate transportation.
8:55 p.m. Update: Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said the report of the incident came in about 7:45 p.m. The person was struck by an eight-car train bound for Glenmont, she said. The preliminary investigation indicates that the person was on the tracks intentionally, Asato said. Although there is no Red Line service at Metro Center, the station remain opens for Blue and Orange Line riders.
8:45 p.m. Update: EMS officials said personnel are evaluating one man who was injured and a bystander who assisted in the rescue.
8:25 p.m. Update: Post Local Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz reports that Farragut North is being emptied and that passengers are being instructed to walk to Dupont Circle Station.
8:18 p.m. Update: EMS officials report that the person is communicating with the rescue team.
8:15 p.m. Update: Witnesses report that the train was headed toward Glenmont.
8:11 p.m. Update: Metro know says that trains are turning back at Farragut North and Judiciary Square. Shuttle service has been requested.
7:58 p.m. Update: Metro reports that trains are single-tracking between Farragut North and Judiciary Square.
Original post: D.C. Fire and EMS are reporting that a
man person has been struck by a train at Metro Center.
The incident reportedly happened on the Red Line. Expect delays in both directions.
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