Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:08 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
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.
This story corrects to show that it was the C train, not the A train, that was evacuated per new information from MTA.