Man Rescued After Jumping in Front of Baltimore Metro Train

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Photo by sftrajan/via Flickr
Photo by sftrajan/via Flickr

Yesterday afternoon at the downtown Charles Center Station, a young man threw his cell phone on the tracks of the Baltimore metro-subway train. Then he jumped after it.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was pinned to the tracks by a metro train (which does not stop at the station). But, amazingly, he was still alive. Emergency personnel were able to extract him in about half an hour. Last night he was in serious condition in a local hospital, according to the Sun.

Suicide-by-subway is very rare in Baltimore; there have been only a handful of cases in the past several decades. New York, in contrast, sees several dozen such suicides each year.



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  1. Except the metro train on question does and did stop at that station. I was on that train. It screeched to a halt in the station, and they didn’t let us out for a few minutes, but it certainly stopped in the station, and considering it was the station I was looking to get off at, I’m reasonably certain it is supposed to stop at that station, especially considering metro trains stop at every station.

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