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Man hit by Metro train

Updated at 10 a.m.

Metro officials said a 61-year-old man was hit by a Blue Line train at the Metro Center stop late Wednesday night and that the incident was apparently intentional.

Metro’s chief spokesman Dan Stessel said that officials had reviewed camera footage of the incident and said that it appeared the man had intended to get in front of the train. The victim’s name was not released.

The man was struck. by a Franconia-Springfield-bound train about 11:55 p.m. Emergency personnel took the man to George Washington Hospital, Stessel said. On Thursday morning, the man was listed in serious but stable condition, according to Stessel.

He said there were “no significant impacts to Metrorail operations.” The train that struck the man was the last train of the night. Riders who were on the train that struck the man were provided with another train across the platform, Stessel said.

Last year, 13 passengers were struck by Metro trains, according to the transit authority.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.


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