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Man jumped into path of metro car in Downtown Baltimore, officials say

A man in his 20s was rescued after he jumped into the path of an oncoming metro-subway car Tuesday afternoon in Downtown Baltimore, the Maryland Transit Administration said.

The man threw his cellphone, witnesses said, then jumped into the path about 4:45 p.m. at the Charles Center station, MTA spokesman Paul Shepard said.

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Firefighters found him trapped beneath the car on the tracks. It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to remove the man. He was hospitalized in serious condition, firefighters said.

The incident is being investigated by transit administration police. Metro trains are not stopping at the station and passing through Charles Center on a single track.

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Shepard said he expects full operations to resume by Wednesday morning.

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