Man Struck, Killed by Metro Train May Have Fallen, Officials Say

A man who was hit and killed by a Metro train in Maryland Monday night he may have fallen onto the tracks, Metro officials said.

Surveillance video shows the man was walking alone on a platform of the Capitol Heights station about 7:30 p.m. when he fell in front of a train and became pinned beneath it, near the electrified third rail, said Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

A toxicology test will be performed on the man. 

"He looked, based on camera footage, to possibly be unsteady on his feet and might have had a container in his hand at the time that he fell," Stessel said. 

An EMS crew tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead. His name was not released immediately. 

The Capitol Heights station was closed for hours, and Metro traffic was suspended between the Stadium-Armory and Addison Road stations. By 10:30 p.m., the Capitol Heights station had reopened and trains were operating with delays.

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