WMATA: Person hit, killed by train intentionally jumped on tracks
Officials investigating death near at Forest Glen Metro station
A person was killed Monday afternoon after intentionally jumping into the path of an oncoming Metro train at the Forest Glen Metro station, said Washington Metro Area Transit Authorities.
For unknown reasons, the person jumped onto the Red Line tracks at about 4:11 p.m. as a train traveling southbound toward the Shady Grove station in Rockville pulled into the station. The operator stopped the train as soon as he could, but to no avail, said WMATA spokesman Steve Taubenkibel.
No one in the train was injured, Taubenkibel said. The identity of the person killed is not yet known. WMATA authorities are investigating the death.
Taubenkibel said trains will be sharing one track from Forest Glen to Silver Spring Metro stations, and riders can expect delays during the evening commute.
The death comes a week after nine people were killed and 76 injured when a Red Line train crashed into another train from behind between the Fort Totten and Takoma Metro stations in the deadliest crash in Metro's history. The investigation into last week's crash is continuing.