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Man Killed After Jumping In Front Of Metro Train At Civic Center/Grand Park Station

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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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A Metro train fatally struck a person today at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown.

City News Service reported that Metro's Red and Purple lines are experiencing delays. Metro tweeted out the following message:

Alyssa Duranty of the L.A. Register tweeted that it was a pedestrian who was hit at the Red Line station:

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A witness tweeted seeing the incident:

Another person Instagrammed a photo of fire trucks lined outside of the station:

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UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: City News Services reported that a man jumped in front of the Red Line train on the eastbound track at the Civic Center/Grand Park Station at 1:35 p.m. and died at the scene, according to the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau. Authorities are investigating his death as a suicide. Delays are expected to continue through the afternoon rush.