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Person struck by Metro train, expect delays on Red Line

Monday - 8/1/2011, 7:30pm  ET

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The incident at the Friendship Heights station is causing Red Line delays. (WTOP/Meg O'Rourke)
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WASHINGTON - A man has been removed from under a Metro train after he was struck at the Friendship Heights station.

The man was temporarily trapped under the Red Line train, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer tells WTOP.

"How he got there is unknown to me at this point," he says.

The man is believed to be a Metro passenger, Piringer says.

Piringer says the man sustained traumatic injuries but was conscious when officials arrived around 4:30 p.m.

The rails have since been cleared at the Friendship Heights station, where they were down to single tracking between Medical Center and Van Ness-UDC stations for a period of time.

WTOP will have more information as it becomes available.

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