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Local news station WTOP recently posted this about an evacuation from the Metro in central D.C.

From Service Restored on Metro, posted on WTOP.com:

“Commuters were evacuated through the dark track tunnels into the Smithsonian station. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said they assisted 300 people there.

No injuries have been reported, though there have been unconfirmed reports of passengers experiencing anxiety and stress related to the incident.”

Editors of WTOP – is it really necessary to suggest people may have experiened anxiety and stress after a loud bang on a metro train in a tunnel deep underground shuts off all the lights? To me, that sounds a little scary and causes some anxiety and stress. I”m pretty sure we can assume someone was stressed out about it – perhaps the woman who ran out of the station and hugged her husband?

On the bright side – the rumor is unconfirmed and they’re reporting the facts. Nice job, guys.

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