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Red Line Metro Train Hits Object

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metro Red Line trains single tracked between Takoma and NoMa-Gallaudet stations after a train hit an object on the "wayside of the track," according to Metro. The incident happened after noon Friday just outside the Rhode Island Avenue station, say Metro officials. Officials say the train did not derail and there are no reported injuries. Witnesses at the scene said that one woman did have what appeared to be a panic attack. More than 60 people were aboard the train at the time. They were put on a second train and taken to the Brookland-CUA station, say officials. According to a WMATA statement: "The incident began shortly after 12 p.m. as an outbound train was departing Rhode Island Avenue Station. Preliminarily, the train is believed to have made contact with metal service stairs at the end of the platform. The stairs became dislodged and caused damage to a signal box and metal railing along the side of the track. Crews are on the scene making repairs to

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