Suicide attempt shuts down Muni tunnel

For you N-Judah regulars, take heed. Apparently a suicide attempt has caused the shutdown of a Muni tunnel around Duboce and Noe, which slowed down Muni trains to a standstill earlier today. Westbound trains are still allowed to some extent, but it seems eastbound trains still have not resumed. The situation may be resolved later this evening, but I’d expect some serious waiting.

As for the suicide attempt in question… wow. There don’t seem to be any details about it except that the woman was seen trespassing, which was construed as a suicide attempt. It could be that she was there for some other reason, but I can’t imagine why you would go on live train tracks otherwise (a dare? she dropped something?). This reminds me of a similar story awhile back where a man ran across the Caltrain tracks, got stuck, and was killed because the train couldn’t stop in time. It also reminded me of this K Chronicles comic strip by Keith Knight, which I found similarly haunting.

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