A man who officials later said appeared intoxicated fell off the waiting platform at the Pershing Square Metro Red Line station on 5th and Hill streets Monday, June 18. The man suffered minor injuries, but was not hit by the train. Conan Nolan reports from Union Square in Los Angeles for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m.
A man who fell off a Red Line platform and managed to avoid an oncoming train appeared to be intoxicated, according to Metro.
The incident started around 1:30 p.m. when emergency workers responded to the Pershing Square Metro Station in downtown, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.
Authorities first thought the unidentified man might have been hit by the train, but later determined that was not the case, Scott said.
The victim was "conscious and being evaluated," Scott said. He was hospitalized in serious condition, according to the LAFD. The man's condition improved hours later, when he was reported to be in a good condition.
Metro officials confirmed the man appeared to be intoxicated.
The tracks were de-energized while emergency workers handled the rescue, disrupting the Red Line for about 30 minutes.