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Red Line Disruptions Cleared After Male Falls on Tracks

Update, 1:41 p.m.: The service disruptions at both Friendship Heights and Rhode Island have been cleared, officials said.

Update, 1:05 p.m.: A disruption at Rhode Island station is also causing Red Line delays in both directions, officials said.

Original Post: An unidentified male fell on the tracks at the Friendship Heights Metro station at 11:49 a.m. today, causing major Red Line delays in both directions, officials said.

He has been removed from the tracks and is conscious, and D.C. emergency personnel are on the scene, officials said.

Trains are sharing a single track between the Van Ness and Friendship Heights stations. A switch malfunction at 11:08 a.m. had caused earlier delays.

-- Lena Sun

By Mike McPhate  |  October 16, 2008; 12:31 PM ET
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Why is it so important to report that this was a "male"?

Posted by: Tom T. | October 16, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This is The Happening.

The End is Near!


Only The Messiah can save you now!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

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