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Old 04-06-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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The MTA and police are investigating an apparent act of vandalism that caused subway delays in Brooklyn late last week.

The incident happened around 8:15 a.m. last Thursday at the Nostrand Avenue Station in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section.

Authorities say it appears someone threw a piece of metal on the tracks, and when the C train struck the object, it produced sparks and flames.

Service on the C line was suspended for about an hour for the investigation.

MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg released the following statement.

"If this video really depicts what it claims, it is unconscionable that vandals would have deliberately endangered the lives of our customers and employees, as well as delayed thousands of customers during the morning rush. We will work with the NYPD to identify and capture the perpetrators responsible for this."

Police: Vandals throw metal object on Brooklyn subway tracks, delay trains | 7online.com


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Old 04-07-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Dangerous and stupid act that could have caused a disaster. Hope they get caught real soon.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere....
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Slap them with terrorism charges.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Couldn't POSSIBLY have been an MTA workman forgetting one of his tools on the track?
Or one of the 1000 soda cans on the track shorting out the third rail?
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Act of God. Clear to see that. No one controls everything.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Couldn't POSSIBLY have been an MTA workman forgetting one of his tools on the track?
Or one of the 1000 soda cans on the track shorting out the third rail?
Gotta blame someone, right?

There's a group of kids on facebook called conquistadors or something similar that break onto TA property, sneak into train cabs, amongst other things. I once saw a video where they snuck onto the tracks and while a train passed they threw an object at the trucks (wheels) which made the train BIE.

There's also a vid of a kid climbing onto the tracks and throwing a pizza box directly at the third rail which blew him up. He survived the incident.

Now that this sort of stuff is surfacing in the media I'm sure the NYPD will take it more seriously.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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Some NY'ers can be so stupid. All this vandalism does is cost the MTA money to fix/cleanup and guess who the costs eventually gets pass back onto in the form of higher fares?

And all for what? Is your life that much better because you threw a piece metal onto the tracks?
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: JC
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And all for what? Is your life that much better because you threw a piece metal onto the tracks?
For the Vine man!

Search put em in a coffin on Youtube. Young people damaging property that doesn't belong to you is all the rage.

As a disclaimer I do not support this stupidity.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
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Slightly off topic but Does anybody know if there are intrusion detection systems at the end of platforms? I once saw a homeless guy walk right into the northbound tunnel at East Broadway. I assume he went to hang out in the garbage area beyond the platform. I questioned whether I should have notified the motorman but that may have cause a huge inconvenience. I boarded the train & worried that we would come to screeching halt between East Broadway & Delancey. Luckily we did not.

I do not know what the heck is the deal with the MTA..Do they consider these hypotheticals?
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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Kids putting things on the tracks has been going on for years. I had a garbage dumpster thrown on tracks in front of me on the N line in the 80's. I also know of couches and washing machines and logs being put on tracks.
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