D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services personnel transported a man to a hospital Friday after he was struck by a Metro train, D.C. Fire & EMS spokesperson Vito Maggiolo said.
EMS personnel extricated the man from under a train near L’Enfant Plaza Station and transported him to a hospital, Maggiolo said. The man was in critical condition.
Metro spokesperson Ron Holzer said Friday afternoon he had received no updates on the man’s condition.
Maggiolo said emergency response to a person being struck by a train always involves rescue squads.
“Any time we have a report of a person struck by a train we send several units including at least two of our rescue squads, along with appropriate EMS resource,” Maggiolo said.
Holzer said the man was intentionally in the path of a train.
“The victim, an adult male, intentionally placed himself in the path of an arriving Blue Line train,” Holzer said Friday in a statement. “D.C. Fire, medics and MTPD responded, and the man was successfully rescued from under the train. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.”
Metro staff issued service alerts saying service was suspended between Blue and Orange line stations Federal Center and Smithsonian due to the medical emergency around 9:30 a.m. Trains single-tracked between those stations about 45 minutes later. Two-way service resumed just before 12 p.m.