Updated at 12:06 p.m.

A man was struck by a Metro train Friday morning at the L’Enfant stop, causing several hours of delays on three rail lines.

The incident happened around 9:18 a.m. when the man intentionally placed himself on the tracks, according to Metro officials. Crews had to rescue him from the tracks. At one point, trains on the Blue and Orange line had their service suspended on part of the tracks and then they began sharing a track. There were also delays on part of the Silver Line for some time.

D.C. Fire officials said the man was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries, according to a Twitter message.

Updated at 10:31 a.m.

Metro said trains are sharing a track on the Blue and Orange lines between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW stations.

This comes after a person was struck by a train at L’Enfant Plaza.

Riders should expect continued delays in both directions of the lines.

Silver Line trains are only running between Wiehle/Reston and Ballston.

Metro said the person who was struck at L’Enfant Plaza intentionally jumped in front of a train and that they are currently in a rescue operation.

Updated at 9:40 a.m.

Metro said it is suspending service on its Blue and Orange lines after a person was struck by a train at the L’Enfant Plaza station. Bus service is being requested for riders.


A view of the crowds at the Ballston Metro stop after a person was struck by a train at the L’Enfant Plaza station. The incident is causing delays on several Metro lines. (Nick Miroff/The Washington Post)

For those riders going to Virginia, Metro recommends using the Yellow Line.

Original post at 9:25 a.m.

Metro Transit Police are responding to a person struck by a train at the L’Enfant Plaza station.

Riders should expect delays on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. The incident was reported on the lower level of the station.

Other details weren’t immediately available. In a Twitter message, transit police said the “incident is intentional, per video review.”

Medical and rescue personnel were on the scene.

Trains are sharing a track on the Blue and Orange Lines between the Federal Center Southwest stop and the Smithsonian station. Delays are in both directions of the line. It is not immediately clear how long the delays will last.