Brookland-CUA Metrorail station reopens
Woman fatally struck by train
The Brookland-CUA Metrorail station has reopened, and Metro Transit Police are continuing to conduct an investigation into a fatality on the tracks. Red Line trains are currently sharing the same track between Rhode Island Ave and Fort Totten Metrorail stations. In addition, Metro is providing free shuttle bus service between the stations to help move customers. The Brookland-CUA Metrorail station was closed at 9:35 p.m. and reopened at 10 p.m.
The preliminary police investigation indicates that at 9:18 p.m. a woman intentionally placed herself in the path of an oncoming Red Line train that was headed in the direction of Shady Grove Metrorail station. She was struck by the train and died of her injuries.
Police officials are continuing their investigation.
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News release issued at 10:02 pm, November 20, 2009.