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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Metro officials say a man found dead on a rail car had boarded the train five hours earlier.

Metro said Tuesday that the man boarded the red line train at the Twinbrook station in Rockville around 10:15 a.m. Monday. Officials say the train traveled to the Silver Spring station and then returned to Shady Grove station around noon.

Metro says the train was inspected from the platform before it was moved to a nearby rail yard.

An operator found the man lying on the floor of a rail car around 3 p.m. when the train was being prepared for afternoon service. Emergency personnel were summoned and the man was pronounced dead.

Metro did not identify the man and officials say his death was probably the result of natural causes.

Officials say inspection policies are being reviewed.

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