On Friday a woman put herself on the tracks in the Bethesda station during the evening rush, refusing to move even after a train had stopped. She was eventually removed than involuntarily committed. In a closer call on Saturday, a man at the Judiciary Square station threw himself on the tracks as a train was entering the station, but the conductor was able to stop quickly enough to only make minor contact with him. He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
So far two people have killed themselves on Metro this year, most recently at Gallery Place. Last year, five
people successfully committed suicide on Metro. Late last year Metro started posting posters advertising a suicide prevention hotline.