Man Killed by Metro Train, Red Line Service Disrupted

Service at Metro Center, Gallery Place back up and running

By Asha Beh
|  Monday, Sep 14, 2009  |  Updated 7:41 PM EDT
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Man Killed by Metro Train, Red Line Service Disrupted

Red Line service at Metro Center and Gallery Place has been halted.

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Red Line service at Metro Center and Gallery Place has resumed after a man intentionally put himself in front of a Red Line train at the Gallery Place Metro station Sunday and died.

The man intentionally stepped in front of a six-car train, which was heading toward Shady Grove, at 7:58 a.m., Metro officials said. Red Line service at both Metro stations was halted while D.C. Fire and Rescue officials pulled the man from under the train and police conducted an investigation.

The incident caused major delays in service on several lines, most of which were already on a slower schedule due to previously scheduled track maintenance.

In addition to the Red Line, Metro Center also serves the Orange and Blue Lines, and Gallery Place also serves the Green and Yellow lines.

While Red Line service at Metro Center and Gallery Place was halted, the transit agency had shuttle buses running between Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations.

The man was indentified as Joshua Fullerton, 19, of Bellingham, Wash..

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