Metro Train Avoids Hitting Man on Track at Ballston Station

Metro logo(Updated at 11:15 p.m.) A Metro train operator had to use an emergency brake to avoid hitting a man on the track at Ballston station tonight.

The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. A 44-year-old man “intentionally placed himself on the track” in an apparent suicide attempt, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

“The train operator applied the emergency brake and was able to stop prior to any significant injury,” Stessel continued. “The male has lacerations to his hands and will be transported for evaluation. We are single tracking around the incident with about 10 minute delays.”

This is the third such incident since Friday. This past weekend, Metro train operators managed to avoid hitting two people who tried to commit suicide at Metro stations.

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