Monday, May 16, 2011

Rush Hour Pepper Spray -- 59th Street 5 Train Platform at Lex

Best Argument yet for getting that Second Avenue Subway up and running....

From the New York Post:

Straphangers hit with pepper spray at Midtown station
A woman hit her male companion with pepper spray today aboard a packed subway train during evening rush hour just as it pulled into a Midtown station, officials said.

Two other nearby adults were affected by the fumes and all three were treated on scene, the FDNY said.

The wild scene sent dozens scurrying from the platform while coughing and trying to hold their breath.

"It happened so quickly," one witness said.

"I heard why she’d do that. I saw everyone running away, coughing.

"I smelled it and thought it could be a terror attack."

The dust-up occurred around 6:20 p.m. aboard a southbound No. 5 express train shortly before it pulled into the 59th Street station, an MTA spokesman said.

The woman was arguining with the man — either her boyfriend or husband — when she sprayed the harmful fumes, the spokesman said.

Cops said it wasn’t immediately clear if the woman was arrested.

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