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Metro train kills person at Farragut North

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Local,Transportation,Kytja Weir

Updated, 11:45 a.m.: The death at Farragut North on Tuesday was intentional, according to Metro, making it the fifth suicide on the Metrorail system this year. Three others have tried -- and been struck by trains -- but survived.

The agency recently posted suicide hotline posters and signs in stations to combat the problem that spiked in 2009 with 11 deaths.

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Updated, 11:35 a.m: The person struck by a Red Line train has died, according to Metro.

The person was struck about 10:56 a.m. by a Shady Grove-bound train, according to the transit agency. The agency did not immediately release any additional information about the person.

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A person was struck by a Red Line train at Farragut North Tuesday morning, according to Metro.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. D.C. Fire officials reported that the person was stuck under the train as of 11:10 a.m.

Trains were forced to share a single track between Dupont Circle and Judiciary Square, so riders were told to expect delays.

kweir@washingtonexaminer.com

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