Man Struck by Metro Train at Potomac Avenue Station

By Lori Aratani
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 13, 2009; 2:02 PM

An unidentified man was struck by an eastbound Orange Line Metro train at the Potomac Avenue Station today about 11:40 a.m., a Metro spokesperson said.

According to Metro's Candace Smith witness said the unidentified man intentionally placed himself in front of the six-car New Carrollton bound train. Officials closed the station for about an hour while crews from Metro Transit Police and D.C. Fire and EMS worked to free the man. The man was taken to an area hospital. He was reported to be in grave condition when he left the station.

Trains are continuing to share tracks between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory and there continue to be delays on both the Orange and Blue Lines.

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