Metro Center Trains Delayed After Woman Tries To Walk Across Tracks

12:00 PM, Jul 19, 2012   |    comments
woman walking on tracks at Metro Center, Photo by Ray White
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  A woman walked across the tracks at the Metro Center station on Wednesday night, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

Stessel said that at about 9:30 p.m., the woman decided to walk directly across the tracks from one side of platform to the other. She did not use the escalator or walkways, but instead cut straight across the tracks on the upper level of Metro Center.

Midway across the tracks, she changed her mind and decided to cross back to where she had been. Metro employees told her to stay in the middle of the tracks while they cut power to the electrified third rail, which they did for about four minutes.

The unidentified woman left the tracks unhurt. She was taken into custody by Metro Transit PD. it is unclear what charges the woman faces.

Trains were delayed for about five minutes.

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