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Man Struck and Killed by Metro Train at Rockville Station

The station reopened after being closed for about 40 minutes; trains single-tracking.

 

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.

Doug R August 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Just awful. So sad.
Brigitta Mullican August 04, 2012 at 08:23 PM
This story is tragic. So sorry to hear about it. It reminds me of all the people who have been killed on the CSX railroad nearby. The closing of the Halpine Road from Lewis Ave to Rockville Pike was due to the danger of pedestrian and car crossings.
Karen Brice August 06, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Thank you to both Doug and Brigitta for your thoughts. Comments on the Washington post weren't as sympathetic. This was my father. Very tragic.

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