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Man Dies at Hollywood/Vine Subway Station

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The coroner van sits outside the Hollywood/Vine Station | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

Around 7:30 p.m. last night, Metro security cameras caught someone down on the tracks at the Red Line subway station at Hollywood and Vine. A man had died, possibly suffering some kind of medical emergency, after he struck his head on the tracks, but not the electrical third rail.

"It does not appear to be any foul play involved, but the matter is still under investigation," Lt. Greg Hinkel of the LA County Sheriff's Department said over the phone to LAist. "The coroner is going to do an autopsy and determine the cause."

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Trains were delayed as operations went to single track. An alert from Metro indicated that the station was completely shut down until nearly 10:45 p.m., but witnesses told LAist that half of the station remained open from at least 9 p.m. Calls to Metro officials for comment went unreturned.