- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 14, 2009

A woman was struck and killed by a Red Line train after she placed herself on the Metro tracks at the Bethesda station, a Metro spokeswoman said Sunday.

The woman is the second person to commit suicide on a Metro train this weekend, after a man was hit on the tracks Saturday morning at the Potomac Avenue stop on the Orange and Blue lines, Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith said Sunday.

Neither the man nor the woman has been identified yet.

Investigators temporarily closed down the Bethesda station Sunday afternoon as they removed the woman’s body from the tracks. Ms. Smith said the woman “intentionally placed herself on the tracks” and was then struck by an eight-car Red Line train at about 1 p.m.

The Red Line was running on a single track Sunday afternoon between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations and between Friendship Heights and Metro Center, resulting in significant delays all along the Red Line.

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