Impatient rider leaps from stalled subway to walk on tracks

AP News
Posted: Jun 20, 2017 4:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials in New York City say a straphanger stuck on a subway train stalled in a tunnel during the morning rush hour jumped off the cars and walked on the tracks.

Signal problems that have plagued the system in recent months brought the F train to a stop Tuesday for nearly half an hour outside Manhattan's 34th Street station. The glitch at about 6:30 a.m. spread through the system, causing major delays.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it received reports of one man jumping onto the tracks from the space between subway cars.

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The spokesman says the stunt was incredibly dangerous and adds: "Under no circumstances should customers leave a train unless instructed to do so by the train crew."

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