Man Killed After Jumping In Front Of Metro Train At Civic Center/Grand Park Station
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:
Red/Purple Line up to 20 min delays due to train-person incident at Civic Ctr/Grand Pk. Trains share 1 track btwn 7th/Metro-Union Sta. ^LA— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 24, 2014
Alyssa Duranty of the L.A. Register tweeted that it was a pedestrian who was hit at the Red Line station:
Train vs pedestrian at the Civic Center Red Line Station. Metro running on opposite track, will not stop @ station. Unknown condition of ped— Alyssa (Duranty) Dowdalls (@alyssaduranty) April 24, 2014
A witness tweeted seeing the incident:
Another person Instagrammed a photo of fire trucks lined outside of the station:
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.