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Power problem leaves train stuck in Hudson River tunnel

16 April, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • People returned to collect their bags within the hour of the stampede in Penn Station

Panic erupted amid rush hour at New York's Penn Station on Friday, when hundreds of people sprinted in various directions at what they believed was an act of terror.

Chief James R Waters, NYPD chief of counterterrorism later released a statement on Twitter saying there were no shots fired during the incident in Penn Station or Macy's.

With a 4 hour trapped train packed with about 1200 passengers, a mini-stampede upon arrival in Penn Station due to police activity and panic, yesterday's events will be the subject of investigation. The chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in the station, sparking a stampede.

"Megan", a commuter from the Jersey Shore, told New Jersey 101.5 she had a six-hour commute home on Friday.

Penn Station was already crowded on account of massive delays caused by a stalled NJ Transit train.

People rushed out of Pennsylvania Station in New York City after cops reportedly tased a man and people suspected he was a potential shooter. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have called for the LIRR and NJ Transit's inclusion in the inspection, given their frequent use of the terminal.

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Authorities say no injuries have been reported, and there are no reports of anyone needing assistance.

Northeast Corridor train #3850 from Trenton came to a stop in the south tube of the Hudson Tunnel around 3:30 p.m., NJ Transit and Amtrak officials said.

Evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017, in NY.

Various NJ Transit lines were seeing delays of up to 90 minutes Friday night, officials said online.

A disabled train in the area has been moved and Amtrak engineering forces are now working to restore power in the south tube of the Hudson Tunnel. "We are working with Amtrak to determine the cause of the incident, ' Santoro said".

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