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Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Woman unharmed after jumping onto Metro tracks

A woman jumped onto the tracks at the Dupont Circle station Thursday night, but the train operator stopped the train without hitting her, Metro officials said.

The incident happened on the Red Line platform for outbound trains toward Glenmont about 7 p.m., said Steven Taubenkibel, a Metro spokesman. As the train pulled into the station, the driver was able to stop and the woman was not injured, he said.

A rail supervisor removed the woman from the tracks and she was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation, Taubenkibel said.

Train service was only interrupted for about 10 minutes, he said. The incident is under investigation, Metro said.

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