Police are investigating a death on the Metro tracks in Arlington over the weekend.
Arlington County firefighters were dispatched to a Metro tunnel near the Pentagon City station shortly after 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to ACFD spokesman Capt. Justin Tirelli, after a track inspector found a person on the trackbed.
Medics pronounced the individual dead on the scene and the investigation was turned over to Metro Transit Police, Tirelli said. A Metro spokesman did not respond to a request to comment from ARLnow.
Blue and Yellow line service was suspended between National Airport and the Foggy Bottom and L’Enfant Plaza stations, respectively, until shortly after noon Sunday. At the time Metro’s Twitter account described the incident as a “police investigation” and “an unauthorized person on the tracks.”
ACFD personnel responded both to Pentagon City as well as a vent shaft which leads down to the tracks off Army Navy Dr. The incident location is between Pentagon & Pentagon City. #wmata https://t.co/uO4ao0BgSO
— Metro Reasons (@MetroReasons) April 5, 2020
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