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Man killed in apparent suicide on Metro

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Local,Transportation,Kytja Weir

A man was killed Monday morning in what appears to be the latest suicide attempt on the transit system.

The man, an adult, apparently jumped into the path of the Red Line train at White Flint around 10:15 a.m., according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

He died under the train, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Capt. Oscar Garcia.

Metro closed down the station briefly but reopened it shortly after 11 a.m., though trains continued to share a single track. Delays occurred along the Red Line.

The man was the fifth person struck by a Metro train in a suicide attempt so far this year. The agency is currently working on training workers on how to spot and intervene with suicidal riders. It also plans to post hotline numbers in stations on where to seek help.

 

 

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