Man Hit by Metro Red Line Train, Dies*
A man at a station in downtown Los Angeles has died after being hit by a Metro Subway train in an apparent suicide this evening.
At 8:36 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called to the 7th Metro Station where the Red, Purple and Blue lines serve passengers. When rescuers arrived, they found a man of around 35 years of age wedged under a North Hollywood bound Red line train 100 ft. from the front. They had to denergize the tracks and crawl to the man where they found him showing some vital signs of life, but the man died before rescuers could pull him up on the platform. "He died in their arms," LA Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said of the sad scene.
"All we know is that is appears to be a suicide," according to Sgt. Metcalf of the LA County Sheriff's Department's transit police division. He said it was currently being investigated by their homicide unit.
Metro's dispatch center said the station was closed for around 10 minutes and few trains were delayed. Trains were already running on a slower and altered schedule, running "single track" operations due to tunnel maintenance.