Man Struck by Train at Wheaton Metro Station

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By Lena H. Sun
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 21, 2008; 3:18 PM

A man was struck by a Red Line train at the Wheaton Metro station at 1:45 p.m. today, Metro officials said. The six-car train was traveling toward the Glenmont Station. Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said initial reports from witnesses, including the train operator, indicate that the man jumped onto the tracks. He was taken to a hospital, she said.

Red Line trains were sharing one track around the scene while police and emergency personnel investigated the incident. As of 2:30 p.m., the Wheaton Metrorail station remained open and trains were sharing one track between the Glenmont and Forest Glen stations. Shuttle bus service to supplement rail service had been established. Preliminary indication is that regular rail service will resume by 3:30 p.m.

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