Metro staffer honored for saving lives

Last week, Metro honored a 27-year employee who saved two people from jumping in front of trains in a little more than a year, the Washington Post reports.

Most recently, Metro employee Timothy Lee, 50, noticed a woman at a station in Landover who was dangling her legs over the tracks and appeared to be preparing to jump. He grabbed her arm and pulled her back before she could do any harm.

Before that, Lee saved a man last summer who was threatening to jump onto the tracks.

Suicides attempts are a reality for Metro staffers. Last week, a man was injured after he was struck by a train in what authorities said was a suicide attempt.