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BREAKING: Person Struck By Train at Ballston Metro

Emergency response at the Ballston Metro station (photo courtesy @Go88fish)

Update at 3:45 p.m. — Two-track service has resumed on the Orange Line between Virginia Square and East Falls Church, according to WMATA. The Ballston Metro station has reopened.

Earlier: Metro service has been suspended between Virginia Square and East Falls Church due to a person struck by a train at the Ballston Metro station.

A woman “appears to have intentionally placed herself in the path of an arriving inbound Orange Line train,” according to WMATA. She is deceased, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

Emergency response at the Ballston Metro station (photo courtesy Nicolevins)Numerous emergency responders are on the scene and the power to the tracks has been shut off to allow recovery of the body. Orange Line service has been temporarily suspended between Virginia Square and East Falls Church as a result. The Ballston Metro station is closed to the public.

“Metrobus is sending shuttle buses for affected customers,” WMATA said.

Stessel says Metro is awaiting the arrival of a medical examiner and does not have an estimate for when the station will reopen.

One Twitter user described “teary eyed folks leaving Ballston station” immediately following the incident.

Photo (top) courtesy @go88fish and (bottom) courtesy @Nicolevins

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