Some Metro riders could be in for a long afternoon commute after a woman apparently tried to commit suicide Wednesday afternoon by jumping in front of a Green Line train, according to Metro.
Emergency workers went to the scene of the apparent suicide attempt at the Mt. Vernon Square/7th St-Convention Center station.
A woman was struck by a train at about 1:15 p.m., Metro officials said. The six-car train was headed in the direction of Branch Avenue.
Witnesses reported the woman jumped in the path of the oncoming train, according to Metro officials. The woman was taken to a hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer told the Associated Press.
Passengers on a second train that was disabled in the tunnel had to be evacuated, the AP reported. Metro used a rescue train to transfer passengers to the Shaw station. All the passengers are being checked because of the heat, Piringer said.
Metro advises that customers on Georgia Avenue may take Metrobus Routes 70, 71 and 79 to get around the incident.
Published at 2:42 PM EDT on Apr 7, 2010
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