WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today regarding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority incident at the L’Enfant Plaza station yesterday:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victim and all those injured in Monday’s Metro incident, and I want to thank our first responders and emergency personnel for their work to assist passengers. What happened yesterday is deeply concerning, and a thorough investigation must be conducted immediately to learn how this incident happened, what measures are necessary to help prevent such an incident from occurring again, and how passengers can be quickly evacuated when necessary.
“Passenger safety is vital as thousands of daily commuters and visitors from across the country who come to our Nation's Capital rely on Metro. I will closely monitor developments as we learn more about what happened.”