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2:25 P.M. UPDATE: Metro reports the woman struck by a train at Mt. Vernon Square station has been taken to a nearby hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say a woman has been struck by a Metro train at the Mount Vernon station on the green and yellow lines.

Trains are stopping in both directions Wednesday afternoon and aren't passing through the station as rescue crews try to free the woman, who is under the train. Rescuers are shutting down power to one of the lines.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the woman is alive. It's not clear how she ended up on the tracks.

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