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Woman critically injured after jumping through Metro train window

A commuter waits at Pershing Square station as a Metro Red Line train arrives
A commuter waits at Pershing Square station in November as a Metro Red Line train arrives. A person jumped through a train window from the platform at the Hollywood and Vine Metro station on Wednesday, authorities said.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A woman is in critical condition after jumping through the window of an approaching Metro Red Line train Wednesday evening, injuring another person inside, authorities with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Thursday.

A person jumped through the train window from the platform at the Hollywood and Vine Metro station shortly before 7 p.m., authorities with the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The woman jumped just as the train was arriving at the station, a Metro spokesperson said.

After leaping from the platform, the woman broke through the front-end door of the train, Metro officials said. Another person on the train, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Both people were taken by paramedics to a hospital, the Fire Department said. Emergency officials did not provide additional details.

Train services were delayed for about half an hour, Metro announced Wednesday evening, “due to a train-person incident.”

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