Woman falls on top of Orange Line train in apparent suicide attempt

November 24, 2013

A woman fell on top of a moving train early Sunday morning on the Orange Line at Eastern Market station in what Metro officials said appeared to be a suicide attempt. She suffered minor injuries.

The woman rode on top of the New Carrolton-bound train for one stop to Potomac Avenue where police and emergency crews got her off and she was taken to a hospital.

She suffered minor injuries to her thigh and hand, Metro officials said. She also underwent a mental health evaluation.

The woman apparently got on top of the train from a four-foot tall wall on the mezzanine level that overlooks the tracks at Eastern Market. Trains were delayed for 12 minutes because of the incident, Metro officials said.

Correction: An earlier version of this post inaccurately said the train was on the Blue Line. It has been corrected.

 

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