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Stalled subway train evacuated in Brooklyn

September 8, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say hundreds of passengers were evacuated from a stalled subway train inside a tunnel near the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station in Brooklyn.

Firefighters responded to the call about 10:30 a.m. Sunday following reports of smoke inside the tunnel.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the Manhattan-bound C train was carrying about 600 passengers when its emergency brakes were activated. The MTA says all the riders walked back to the station through an A train that had pulled up behind it. No injuries were reported.

The MTA said the cause was a detached current collector known as a “shoe” that connects train cars to the electrified third rail. The MTA said there was some sparking that set off a small amount of smoke. The agency said it is investigating the incident.

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This story corrects to show that it was the C train, not the A train, that was evacuated per new information from MTA.

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