A man has been rushed to the hospital after falling from a building in Ballston in an apparent suicide attempt.
The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. at a residential building on the 1000 block of N. Stuart Street, a block from the Ballston Metro station.
Initial reports suggest that workers in a nearby office building called police to report a man standing on the roof of a building, but the man jumped before first responders arrived on scene, striking a lower roof before landing on the ground.
The man was transported via ambulance to a trauma center at a local hospital, alive but with reported serious injuries.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of self-harm, call 911 or the Department of Human Services’ emergency services line at 703-228-5160. CrisisLink also has a 24-hour crisis hotline at 703-527-4077 or 800-SUICIDE, or text 703-940-0888.
Airey contributed to this report.
(Updated at 7:50 p.m.) A person has been struck by a train at the Courthouse Metro station.
Firefighters are on the scene and have entered the trackbed, after power was shut off to the third rail.
The person appears to have intentionally jumped in front of train, according to Metro Transit Police, and was reportedly found deceased by firefighters.
Trains are now single-tracking on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines as a result of the incident. The station is temporarily closed to passengers.
Court House update: Unfortunately, the individual struck by train did not survive. Confirmed intentionally placed themselves in the path of an arriving outbound Orange Line train at approx 6:40 p.m. Investigation ongoing. #wmata
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) February 1, 2019
Blue Line Alert: Trains are single tracking btwn Arlington Cemetery & Foggy Bottom due to a person struck by a train. Expect delays in both directions.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) January 31, 2019
Orange/Silver Line Delay: Trains are single tracking btwn Clarendon & Foggy Bottom due to a person struck by a train. Expect delays in both directions.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) January 31, 2019
— Daniel Danckaert (@danckaert) January 31, 2019
Photo courtesy @SteveBoyntonVT
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It happened on the 400 block of 12th Street S., between Army Navy Drive and S. Eads Street. That’s the same stretch of road that was shut down yesterday due to a man with mental health issues who reportedly injured himself and was being uncooperative with police.
That same man is believed to be the person who jumped today, according to scanner traffic.
There were several witnesses to the incident, who are being interviewed by police. Officers are again shutting down 12th Street S. between Army Navy and Eads while they take photos and investigate.
The man is being transported to the trauma center at George Washington University Hospital. The severity of his injuries are unclear at this time.
POLICE ACTIVITY: 12th St S closed btw Army Navy Drive & Eads St as PD investigate attempted suicide. Male subject transported to hospital.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) December 14, 2016
Update at 3:15 p.m. — The road is reopening, according to scanner traffic. The fire department is being called to the scene for a “washdown” of the area of impact.
If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, help is a phone call away. Call CrisisLink at 703-527-4077.
Around 10:30 a.m., the 20-year-old Arlington resident “intentionally placed himself in path of arriving Blue Line train at Rosslyn,” according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. The train operator applied the emergency brakes and the man only suffered a non-life-threatening leg injury, Stessel said.
The man was transported to George Washington University hospital.
Blue and Orange Line trains were single-tracking between the Clarendon and Foggy Bottom Metro stations after the accident. Normal two-track operations resumed around 11:45 a.m., but residual delays were reported.