UPDATED: Teen Injured Slightly After Jumping Onto Eastern Market Metro Station Tracks
(Updated at 10:10 a.m.) A teenage girl sustained minor injuries after jumping in front of a train at the Eastern Market Metro station this morning, according to authorities.
D.C. Fire and EMS Department units arrived on the scene about 8:30 a.m., agency spokesman Oscar Mendez said. Paramedics brought the teen to a local hospital for treatment.
Eastern Mkt: A teenage female intentionally jumped onto track in front of train. Fortunately, train able to stop. No visible injury. #wmata
— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) March 24, 2016
Trains only were operating on one track at the station while officials responded to the incident. But now both tracks are open.
Org/Blu Line: No longer single tracking. Residual delays continue in both directions due to an earlier medical emergency at Eastern Market.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) March 24, 2016