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Red Line delayed after man runs onto tracks

March 13, 2013 |  8:35 pm

A segment of the Metro Red Line was briefly suspended during rush hour Wednesday evening after a man who appeared to be drunk ran into a tunnel at the Wilshire/Vermont Station, officials said.

The man sprinted onto the tracks heading in the direction of MacArthur Park about 6:45 p.m., prompting a power shutdown on the line, said Metro spokesman Luis Inzunza.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies pursued the suspected trespasser but were unable to locate him, authorities said.

Service was suspended between Wilshire/Vermont and the 7th St/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles for about 25 minutes, Inzunza said. Trains were delayed by about 30 minutes but returned to a normal schedule within an hour.


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