Person in ‘Grave Condition’ After Being Hit by Metro Train in Downtown L.A.

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A person was reported to be in "grave condition" after apparently being hit by a subway train in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning, officials said.

Police and firefighters respond to a Metro Red Line Station in downtown L.A. after a person was hit by a train on May 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police and firefighters respond to a Metro Red Line Station in downtown L.A. after a person was hit by a train on May 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 8:15 a.m. at 899 W. Seventh St., the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The person was described only as male and firefighters were working to extricate him from the train station.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed several fire trucks and Los Angeles Police Department units outside the station. Traffic in the area appeared to be impacted by the incident.

Riders should expect up to 20 minute delays on the Red and purple lines, Metro Los Angeles officials said in a tweet. They asked riders to take alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

About 9:20 a.m. Metro officials tweeted that the scene was clear, but delays were still expected.

No further details about the incident have been released.

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