Cars detach from DC Metro train during rush hour

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transit officials say the first two cars of a six-car train detached while passengers were onboard, pulling about 18 inches away during rush hour in the nation's capital.

A spokeswoman for Metro says in a statement that the incident happened around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday as the green line train approached the Navy Yard station in southeast Washington.

Sherri Ly says that there were no injuries and that the cars were reconnected and moved to the station, where the train was taken out of service. Metro is investigating what caused the separation between the second and third cars.

The issue forced some green line trains to run on a single track for a time.