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Man Killed After Stepping In Front Of Metro Train

Red line single-tracks between Twinbrook, Shady Grove after incident

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A man was struck and killed by a Red line train at the Rockville station after intentionally placing himself in the path of the train, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The unidentified victim was struck shortly after 11 a.m.; he died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

The station was closed, and trains bypassed the Rockville station for a short time; later, trains were single tracking between Twinbrook and ShadyGrove. 

The delay compounded others from scheduled track work on the Red line this weekend, with the incident at Shady Grove adding an additional 10 minutes of delay. 

Trains were running approximately every 15 minutes on the Red line between Union Station and Shady Grove, according to WMATA.

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