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Rockville station shuts briefly, then reopens, after person struck by Red Line train

A man was struck and killed by a Red Line Metro train Saturday morning at the Rockville station, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said that it appeared the man deliberately jumped onto the tracks, where he was struck by a Red Line train at 11:13 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses, including the train operator, said the man “intentionally placed himself in the path of the train,” Stessel said.

The Rockville station reopened after it was briefly shut down.

Red Line riders faced delays due to the incident as well as previously scheduled maintenance.

Annie Gowen is The Post’s India bureau chief and has reported for the Post throughout South Asia and the Middle East.


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