New York commuters were panicked on Friday morning after a fireman was concerned that Subway drivers were being attacked.
Passengers on the F train at 23rd Street Station in Manhattan feared their lives when someone reportedly lit the explosives and threw them in the train before escaping & # 39; maniacal laughter & # 39 ;.
The incident took place in a rear vehicle and the police investigate whether the perpetrator or perpetrators were actually on the train.
But many who heard the crackling and the thump around 9.30 had no idea what was happening in the heat of the moment. Some left their possessions behind – including valuables, bags and even shoes – because some mistakenly believed that a gun was involved.
At least one lighted stunner was thrown on the New York Subway F train at 23rd Street Station in Manhattan, New York at 9:30 am on Friday. A witness said the perpetrator fled in & # 39; maniacal laughter & # 39;
Video footage of the witness showed tight carriages that tried to spread. & # 39; Stop pushing! We are all trying to come out, & we are being shouted.
Passenger Amelia Vogler later wrote on Twitter that there was & # 39; maniacal laughter from the perpetrator & # 39; was when the explosive in the car 9342 was thrown in the back of the train by the stairs for access to the busy L-train.
& # 39; My left ear is now confused & # 39 ;, she said about the loud incident. & # 39; Nothing makes you think about your own mortality on a summer-Friday commute more than an explosive device is just inches from you being thrown into a metro car.
Others who had no idea what caused the chaos assumed that it was gunfire.
Passengers reported having seen an assistance dog popping up in the terrifying incident.
& # 39; Two Subway cars & # 39; s from people have just crashed into the car I was wearing (F-train) when it crossed the 23rd. People terrified, crying, screaming "GUN!", Coming down to the doors, panicking. I helped people to get out of it, tried to protect them from the pressure from behind, & a man said on Twitter.
& # 39; I was pushed down and got on, then pulled up by someone and we helped each other to get out. First aid workers everywhere don't seem to have hurt anyone except bumps and bruises. I'm good, beating, couple scratching … pissed off. HIKING to the city center. & # 39;
Social media images showed how the packed train reacted to hearing a crackling and thumping
A woman was even seen without shoes after rush hour. The commuter fled in a panic
Gewoon I just walked to my stop (23rd St uptown FM) and suddenly this rush of people ran to RUN because apparently there was someone on the train with a gun ?? Hooray America, happy Friday, & tweet posted.
Authorities believe that a group of teenagers was responsible for the horrific incident.
Captain Tony Fidacaro, commanding officer of district 2, said Friday afternoon: & # 39; Unknown persons set off what looks like a firework or a firework.
& # 39; This caused many people to come out of the train and platform. & # 39;
In the midst of hysteria, a 52-year-old woman was injured and later sent to the hospital.
She is in a stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.
Passengers were taken off the train and out of the metro station and a 52-year-old woman was injured and taken to the hospital where she was in a stable condition
Commuters heard a crackling and thumping and left their valuables behind to run away from the stage
What is supposed to be a residual firework was depicted by a passenger on the floor of the train
The woman was not immediately physically damaged by the explosive, but she twisted her knee.
It was as if & # 39; different people were fleeing up & # 39; but the officer could not confirm how many passengers were involved, simply that & # 39; many & # 39; used to be.
A Twitter user wrote: & # 39; One thing is certain: New Yorkers don't stand still and wait to see what's going on. They move. & # 39;
Dave Calhoun wrote: & # 39; People came screaming from the next carriage and triggered a chain reaction of fear. Apparently someone has let a blast or something be fired. Shoes, bags, screams. Most people think it's okay. Someone has broken an ankle. & # 39;
& # 39; Any incident that occurs during rush hour is always dangerous & # 39 ;, Fidacaro said. He added: & # 39; There are currently no other injuries associated with the incident. & # 39;
Whether the alleged stunner was thrown while the train was at the station near Sixth Street or between the stops was examined on Friday afternoon.
The suspect or suspects then fled the area in Chelsea during the busy commute
Some passengers thought they heard gunfire on the train as some witnesses posted online
Later it became clear that it was a blast, but by that time many panicked and were injured
The police are also investigating whether it was a single stunner or if several were thrown.
The disruption was not only frightening for New York commuters, but caused delays.
Fidacaro said that people did not get on the train in another car, but were taken off the metro and brought up where they left the station.
After the chaos, F trains ran express in the north from W 4 St-Washington Sq to 34 St-Herald Sq. Some of them ran on the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq and then via the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.
Drivers were advised to expect delays on B, D, F and M trains. The trains going north on Chambers Street.
& # 39; This is criminal, dangerous, and repugnant behavior & # 39 ;, said Andy Byford, president of NYC Transit. & # 39; We are working with the NYPD to ensure that the person who has done this is brought to justice. & # 39;
He added that the perpetrators & # 39; silly idiots & # 39; and said it was & # 39; stupid, reckless, foolish, rude behavior & # 39; used to be.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 911 with any timely information or to contact NYPD or FDNY.
After the chaos, the F train to the north was disrupted as well as the services on the B, D, F
Authorities said Friday that a group of teenagers is responsible for the incident
Captain Tony Fidacaro, commanding officer of district 2, said: & # 39; Any incident that occurs during rush hour is always dangerous & # 39;
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