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Man Jumps onto Tracks at Courthouse Metro Station

Man on the track at the Courthouse Metro station (photo via @mikekap3)(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) A man jumped onto the tracks at the Courthouse Metro station this afternoon, causing delays and prompting a police response.

The incident happened at 2:52 p.m., when the man intentionally climbed down to the tracks and stood there, about 15 second prior to a train entering the station, according to WMATA spokesman Dan Stessel.

“The train operator saw the man and stopped the train in time,” Stessel told ARLnow.com. “Third rail power was taken down, and the man climbed back onto the platform under the supervision of the train operator and the station manager.”

“The man was not injured,” Stessel continued. “He was transported to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.”

Orange Line delays from the incident have since been cleared, according to WMATA.

Photo via @mikekap3


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