Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

Metro Records First Suicide of the Year

The new year is just a week old, but already a person has been killed by a Metro train, according to the transit agency.
A woman at the Ballston Metro Station deliberately put herself in front of an Orange Line train at around 11:29 a.m., Metro announced. She was fatally injured, according to Metro spokesman Dan [...]

Man On Metro Tracks Needs Help! Crowds of Bystanders Look On

A passenger on the blue line vents to the blog Unsuck DC Metro about the lack of good samaritanism among his fellow Metro riders, citing a recent experience with a man dangerously stranded on the tracks one morning at the Foggy Bottom station.
The rider says a solitary woman was trying to hoist the guy up from almost certain doom. [...]

Record Deaths, Suicides and Fare Hikes: Metro’s Worst Year Ever

In the year since the deadliest crash in Metro history, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has at least attained a certain level of distinction. "We do not see the frequency of accidents on other properties that we are seeing on Metro," notes National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman in Tuesday's WaPo article on the transit authority's [...]

Kilpatrick Stockton Firm Wakes Up To Bloody Scene

From the Above the Law blog's reporting, the Kilpatrick Stockton law firm sent around an e-mail this morning detailing a possible suicide or crime scene in their 14th Street offices. The e-mail stated:
"Good morning,
Please remain in our space until further notice. Metropolitan Police Department are currently responding to an unconscious male with a gunshot wound [...]

Great Gun Story

The Washington Post's Shankar Vedantam has a killer angle today on the D.C. handgun ban: An old study found that D.C.'s suicide rate dropped off big time soon as the city enacted the ban in 1976, because handguns make it real convenient for a guy to shoot himself when he gets a suicidal impulse. I [...]