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Person struck, killed by Metro train at Columbia Heights station

A person was fatally struck by a Metro train at the Columbia Heights station on Saturday, according to Caroline Laurin, a Metro spokeswoman.

The incident happened about 3 p.m. Laurin said it is believed the person was intentionally in front of the train.

Trains were delayed 20 to 30 minutes.

Police and emergency crews are still working to identify the victim.

Ian Shapira is a features writer on the local enterprise team and enjoys writing about people who have served in the military and intelligence communities. He joined the Post in 2000 and has covered education, criminal justice, technology, and art crime.


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