[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/20/art.metro.gi.jpg caption="Metro is expecting record crowds today."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - A woman fell on the tracks at the Gallery Place-Chinatown stop at 9: 25 am. “Reports are that the person is still alive but we don’t have any indication as to how badly hurt they are,” said Metro spokesman Doug Karas.
He did not know how she ended up on the tracks, and he had no reports yet as to what happened to cause the accident.
Right now, red line trains are stopping at Judiciary Square and Farragut North, and turning around. Red line trains are not stopping at Gallery Place and Metro Center, the two downtown stations that serve as the hubs of Washington's Metro system.
UPDATE, 10:30 am: DC Fire Department public information officer Alan Etter says the victim is 68 years old, not 50. Etter again said the woman was not hit by a train, as officials first reported, and was hurt when she fell on the tracks. Her injuries are not serious.
Delays linked to the incident continue throughout the system.