Red Line Death This Morning is WMATA’s Fifth Metro Suicide This Year

At 10:56 a.m. Tuesday morning, a tragic incident occurred when a Metro commuter was struck by an oncoming train on a Red Line platform in Farragut North. WMATA Transit officials immediately reacted by single tracking trains on the Orange and Blue Lines to alleviate a growing backup of Red Line trains, as well as called  in emergency first responders to assist in the extrication process of removing the person from underneath the train. The person was pronounced dead soon after around 11:48 am, and their death has been officially deemed a suicide.

Here are a few tweets that best summarize the entire incident this morning: