Received multiple reports from readers last night about lots of police activity at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station, resulting in huge delays for people trying to make their way home.
An MTA worker suffered serious electrical burns while working on a signal box, temporarily halting all service between 42nd & 96th Streets and trapping five trains between stations for up to an hour.
ABC and the Daily News have details about the incident, which occurred shortly after 8:00 pm last night. Train service resumed around 9:30, but with significant delays that readers report lasted well past that time.
The worker’s burns were described as “serious, but not life threatening.”
(h/t to @stephiebee)
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