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Woman injured after jumping in front of Metro train

A woman leapt from a Tenleytown Metro station platform and suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a Red Line train Wednesday night, transit officials said.

The woman intentionally jumped in front of an outbound train to Glenmont about 9:30 p.m., said Caroline Lukas, a Metro spokeswoman. Rescuers removed the injured woman from the tracks, and she was taken to a hospital.

After the incident, officials were forced to single-track traffic between the Van Ness and Friendship Heights stations, creating delays of 15 to 20 minutes, Lukas said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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