A teenage girl intentionally jumped on the train tracks in the Washington, D.C., metro Thursday, sparking massive delays across the transit system.
The operator of the oncoming train fortunately brought it to a halt before hitting the girl. Metro Transit Police report the young women suffered no injuries from jumping on the tracks in the apparent suicide attempt, reports WJLA.
Metro officials announced the “medical emergency” and single-tracked Orange, Blue and Silver line trains between Eastern Market and Federal Center SW, impacting a large amount of Thursday morning commuters. Additionally all trains are bypassing Eastern Market station and Capitol South station. Metro officials are advising riders use inbound trains only for these stations.
Eastern Mkt: A teenage female intentionally jumped onto track in front of train. Fortunately, train able to stop. No visible injury. #wmata
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) March 24, 2016
Silver line trains are operating on a alternate schedule, traveling between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only. Commuters will need to use the Orange and Blue line to travel into the city, reports NBC Washington.
Metro officials say riders should expect major delays throughout the morning commute until police finish investigating the incident.
— Amin Vafa (@azv321) March 24, 2016
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