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An Orange Line Metrorail train was delayed for about six minutes today after a dog mysteriously found its way on the tracks around the Deanwood station. Metro officials had to turn the power off briefly to rescue the dog, who was not injured.
Orange Line: Trains briefly delayed in area of Deanwood due to a dog that ran on the tracks. Power taken down momentarily. Dog is OK. #wmata— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) November 10, 2014
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesman Dan Stessel says only one train was delayed, actually. It’s unclear how the dog got on the tracks, he says. People on the platform were able to coax the dog off the rails, and then Transit Police took custody of the dog. Officials are hoping to reunite the dog with its owner.
Pets are only allowed to travel on Metro if they are a service dog or are traveling in a secure cage or container. This dog, according to Stessel, was not a service dog.
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