CHEVERLY, Md. (WUSA) -- A station manager closed the Cheverly Metro overnight at 12:30. About 15 minutes later, another train rolled in.
Two women got off, including Denise Sudell.
"The escalators from the platform were off, and I thought this was odd, so we walked up the escalators to the mezzanine, and the station was locked up. There was a grate in front of the escalator exit and the elevator was locked," Sudell said.
She tried calling Metro.
"Press one for this, two for that, and finally got to something that said call back during business hours," she said. "I got a little nervous."
While the other commuter called 911, Sudell got out her smart phone and used Facebook.
"I wrote, 'I'm trapped in the Cheverly Metro Station,'" she said. "People were posting back saying, 'Oh my gosh, are you okay?'"
About 20 minutes later, a Metro employee opened the doors.
Metro says the station manager simply misread the train schedule. That employee will have to do a refresher on policies regarding last train arrivals.
Written by Lindsey Mastis
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