By Meymo Lyons
Metro has suspended two train operators after a man was found dead on a rail car. Metro says that the man boarded the red line train in Rockville around 10:15 a.m. Monday.
An operator found him 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. A preliminary report shows the man likely died of natural causes.
Metro says the train was inspected from the platform -as a matter of course - before it was moved to a nearby rail yard. A new inspection policy requires operators to walk through trains before taking them to the rail yard.