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L train riders stranded in tunnel for an hour after man spits on conductor, runs on tracks

Straphangers on an L prepare have been caught underground for an hour after a person ran onto the tracks — and refused to get again onto the platform, one rider recounted.

Transit riders have been notified at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday about delays on the road due to an individual on the tracks between the First and Third Aves. stations.

A straphanger who would solely determine himself as Mike advised the Each day Information he was within the prepare’s rear automobile when it got here to a halt.

“We noticed a person in an orange jacket stroll previous the facet of the automobile and we assumed it was an MTA worker,” he recounted. ”Then the conductor got here to our automobile and requested if we noticed a man in orange as a result of it was the man who was on the tracks and spit at her after making an attempt to interrupt into her compartment.”

The conductor known as police and walked via the prepare to inform passengers what was occurring, and guarantee them that police had been notified, he added. From the again of the automobile, he mentioned he might see the person, and that he gave the impression to be deranged and was laying down on the tracks.

“We noticed the man laying down on the tracks,” he mentioned. “Somebody got here and locked the doorways of the again of the prepare so the man couldn’t get in.”

Video posted to YouTube from the prepare reveals a scene of annoyed riders — and a peaceful prepare conductor.

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