Woman Hit by DC Metro After Placing Herself in Front of Train

A woman appears to have intentionally placed herself in front of an oncoming train at Arlington Virginia's Ballston Station Monday morning, The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said in a statement. According to a press release from the WMAT: 

Orange Line service is disrupted between Clarendon and East Falls Church due to a person struck by train at Ballston Station.  The female appears to have intentionally placed herself in the path of an arriving inbound Orange Line train.  Rescue personnel are on the scene at this time.  

For the protection of rescue workers, it is necessary to temporarily suspend service between Clarendon and East Falls Church.  Metrobus is sending shuttle buses for affected customers; it may take up to 30 minutes to have sufficient buses in position.

Customers on the Orange Line are encouraged to check wmata.com/alerts for updated information and to allow additional travel time until further notice.


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