A man was struck and killed by a Metrorail train in an apparent suicide at the Rockville Metro station on Saturday morning, Metro reported.
The Rockville station was closed for about 40 minutes, but has since reopened, the transit agency reported via Twitter. Red Line trains are single-tracking between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations. They are running about every 15 minutes between Union Station and Shady Grove.
At 11:17 a.m. the man “intentionally placed himself” in the path of a Red Line train headed northbound in the direction of the Shady Grove station, Metro reported.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue received a call at about 11:30 a.m., but emergency units were called off after the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Assistant Chief Scott Graham told The Gazette.