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This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

A person was struck and killed by a Metro train near the Rockville Station Saturday morning, according to rescue officials and Metro representatives.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials were notified of the incident just before 11:30 a.m. but emergency medical personnel were quickly called off and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, a rescue service spokesman.

Initial investigation revealed that a man was struck and killed by a train on the platform of the Rockville Metro Station, said Cathy Asato, a spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

"At this time it appears that it was an intentional act," Asato said.

The Rockville Station was originally reported closed in a tweet sent by WMATA just after 11:30 a.m. but service will remain open through the station, Asato said.

"We are still running trains, we are just single-tracking through Rockville," she said. "We also have shuttle bus services running between the Twinbrook and Shady Grove stations."

Asato was expecting further details regarding the circumstances of the death and the identity of the victim after the transit service completes its investigation.

jarias@gazette.net