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Man Rescued After Being Trapped Under Red Line Train

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A Metro Red Line subway (Photo by Gary Kavangh via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Fire crews were able to rescue a man who became trapped underneath a Red Line train this afternoon.

The incident happened at the Hollywood/Vine station at 4:45 p.m., according to City News Service. The 27-year-old man suffered injuries to his back and one of his arms and was taken to the hospital in fair condition after being freed by firefighters.

It is currently unclear why the man fell onto the tracks. A little girl who was a the scene was treated for anxiety after witnessing the incident.

Meanwhile, Metro is offering detours to get around the major delays that are happening due to the incident:

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For a quicker commute, Red Line customers are encouraged to use alternate routes. For service between Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Western stations, customers may use Metro Bus 780. For service between Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood Vine, customers may use Bus 212 and 217. For service between Hollywood/Vine and Hollywood/Western, customers may use 180 and 181. Nearby parallel service is available on Sunset Blvd via Lines 2, 302, serving Vermont/Sunset.

KTLA has an image from the scene: