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Man Jumps in Front of Train in Hollywood, Survives

Authorities believe it was a suicide attempt.

The Metro Red Line. Patch file photo.
The Metro Red Line. Patch file photo.

A man jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train at the Hollywood/Western Station tonight in what authorities said was a suicide attempt.

Surveillance cameras from the station showed the man standing on the platform and looking both ways before jumping in front of the train, which was bound for Union Station, said Lt. Mike Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Transit Services Bureau.

The man was hospitalized. The extent of his injuries was not known, according to Mendoza.

"He's very lucky to be alive," Mendoza said.

Train service was delayed for a few minutes by the suicide attempt, which occurred at 10:55 p.m., Mendoza said.

--City News Service


David April 19, 2014 at 09:32 AM
If the man wanted to kill himself why is he lucky to be alive?I could see if he accidentally fell off the platform and the train came along hitting him then he would be lucky to be alive,but if he wanted to die why is he lucky to be alive?
Pepsi1gurl April 19, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Authorities believe it was a suicide attempt?? How astute on their part. Are they sure he just didn't want a free ride?

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