Man Dies After Being Struck by WMATA Train

WASHINGTON — A man was struck and killed by a six-car Red Line train headed in the direction of Shady Grove at 7:58 a.m. this morning, Sept. 13.

Eyewitness accounts indicate that the man, a customer, placed himself in the path of the train. Customers can expect major delays on the Red Line throughout the remainder of the morning while police conduct an investigation.

Shuttle buses are moving customers between Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations. Sunday is the least traveled day on the Metrorail system.

The Red Line at Metro Center and Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail stations has been closed down, however the stations remain open to service the other color lines through those stations. Metro Center also serves the Orange and Blue Lines and Gallery Place also serves the Green and Yellow lines.