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UPDATED: 3:08 p.m.
The victim was a male, there was no age available at the time, and the preliminary investigation indicates it was intentional, according to a WMATA spokesman. There were several witnesses and authorities will be reviewing surveillance footage from the station.
UPDATED 3:05 p.m.
A person was struck and killed by blue line train at the McPherson Square Station, according to Cathy Asato of WMATA’s Office of Media Relations.
The event happened at about 1:15 p.m.
There is currently no blue or orange line service between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle, and passengers should expect delays throughout the afternoon, said Asato.
From Alert D.C. –
Blue and Orange line riders face delays after person hit by a train
Buses called in to shuttle passengers around incident
Blue and Orange line riders are facing delays this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at the McPherson Square station around 1:15 p.m. The Blue Line train was headed to the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station at the time of the incident.
There is no train service to the McPherson Square station while emergency crews respond. Metro is setting up free shuttle bus service from the Foggy Bottom Metrorail station to the Federal Triangle Metrorail station to help passengers around the incident area. The buses will stop at Foggy Bottom, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Metro Center and Federal Triangle.
Passengers can expect delays throughout the afternoon as Metro continues to investigate.