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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Normal Red Line service resumes after teen is killed at Takoma in apparent suicide, official says

3:25 p.m. update:

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said an 18-year-old woman died after being struck on the tracks by a Red Line train.

He said the incident was “believed to be intentional.”

Trains have returned to normal service, but there were some residual delays in the late morning, he said.

Metro Transit Police are investigating the incident, he said.

2:30 p.m. update:

The residual delays on the Red Line are clearing, according to Metro.

Original Post:

A person was struck and killed at the Takoma Metro station on Wednesday morning. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the person who was struck by a train this morning at the Takoma station after appearing to intentionally jump is dead. Dana Hedgpeth and Maggie Fazeli Fard have the story on Post Now.

There are delays in both directions on the Red Line. Trains bound for Silver Spring are turning back at Brookland to try and mitigate the delays. Normal service should be restored after 1 p.m., according to Metro. If you need to get to Fort Totten and can avoid the Red Line, we’d recommend sticking to the Green and Yellow Lines until that time.

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