courtesy of ‘nevermindtheend’
Just crossing the alert wires now, so little detail to go on. Another person has been hit by a Metro train, this time at Gallery Place / Chinatown. Expect delays up and down the Red Line for your afternoon commute.
From the WMATA website:
Disruption at Gallery Place-Chinatown. Person struck by a train at Gallery Place-Chinatown. Trains sharing track btwn Farragut North & Judiciary Square. Delays in both directions.
UPDATE, 4:30PM: According to WMATA, it seems to be a minor who was struck by the side of the train as it was pulling in. According to DC Fire/EMS via Twitter, it seems to be a horseplay incident in which the victim was pushed into the side of the train. The injuries are not considered life-threatening and the victim is being treated on the platform, but Red Line trains are single-tracking for the time being.
UPDATE: 4:42PM: Now Metro is calling the pushing an “altercation.”
According to DC Fire & EMS, the person wasn’t so much hit by the train as pushed INTO a parked train. As in, there was horseplay on the platform.
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Brendan: Not by Metro, not without drastically changing the design/peopleflow of the stations. The kid was pushed.