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“Dear PoPville,

Let folks know that there’s someone on the metro randomly pepper spraying people. He sprayed me right as he was getting off the train so I can’t identify him. I was on either the orange or silver line heading towards Virginia and sitting on the bench near the train door. The door opened at L’enfant Plaza and the guy sprayed me as he was getting off the train. Read More

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From WMATA:

“Metro has selected L’Enfant Plaza as the home for its new, centrally located headquarters building, the authority announced today. This week, Metro will begin a process to seeking final approval to purchase 300 7th Street SW – an existing, vacant office structure – as the replacement for its current HQ, the outmoded Jackson Graham Building in Northwest.

Formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, the new Metro HQ site will be stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. Read More

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@kimberlymconrad tweets us the photo above around 8:45am:

“Lights out at L’Enfant Plaza”

Around 8am @iamkatesmash tweeted us:

“@PoPville power outage at l’enfant plaza station, turnstiles and escalators not working”

@edwinb_dc telling it like it is at 9:15am:

“Well L’Enfant is fucked. 9th street exit is closed. Power outage. #dcmetro @PoPville”

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From DC.gov:

“Today, the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department released an initial report on Monday’s WMATA incident.”

Initial_Report_on_the_LEnfant_Plaza_Metro_Incident_January-12-2015 (PDF)

“The FEMS operation concluded with the evacuation of more than 200 passengers from a six-car
Metro train, the transport of 84 patients to District hospitals, and the death of one person.
Approximately 110 FEMS personnel and 31 FEMS vehicles responded to the incident.”

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