Power problem leaves train stuck in Hudson River tunnel

Kristopher Drake
April 15, 2017

The disabled train comes not long after a train derailment at New York Penn Station caused a week of service changes and cancellations. Eyewitness News' cameras were there as transit police used a Taser on one of the men.

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). New York firefighters make their way up from a track at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017, in New York.

Thousands of passengers were stuck on trains that were not allowed into train stations due to the delays. A New Jersey Transit train with about 1,20. In particular, it was an "overhead power problem" in the tunnel that caused the train to get stuck, according to NJ Transit.

At a press conference Friday night, the FDNY said 16 people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the Penn Station stampede.

The NYPD said reports of shots fired in the station and surrounding area are unfounded.


People thought the pop of the Taser was the pop of a gun and ran, some completely out of the station, leaving luggage, clothing and other belongings behind. Because of the power problem, NJ Transit trains were subject to 90-minute delays just as people were trying to get home for the holiday weekend. And the week before that, an Amtrak train side-swiped an NJ Transit train near Penn - effectively shutting down the station for the day.

Fears have escalated on social media after a reports of a shot being fired at nearby Penn Station, where New York's transport authority, MTA, have now responded.

One passenger from Friday's train, Mia Sanati, described a scene of confusion.

She said shortly after the train entered the tunnel to go under the Hudson River, they felt a bump on the side of the train and saw sparks.

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