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Metro moves AEDs at several stations

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Life-saving automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, have been moved to the manager kiosk at some Metro stations, according to a report by WTOP. 

An AED is used to shock a person's heart back to a normal rhythm in an emergency situation. Photo: David Bruce Jr. via Flickr

An AED is used to shock a person's heart back to a normal rhythm in an emergency situation. 

Several signs hang over an AED box at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station, making it easy to spot the life-saving device. But now that box is empty except for an instruction sheet.

The relocation has many Metro riders concerned because every second counts when someone's heart stops beating and there may not be enough time to get a manager's attention.

Metro tells WTOP the AEDs were moved at many stations because they were often tampered with in areas of high traffic. 

READ MORE: wtop.com 

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