The MTA says someone has made a habit of pulling the emergency brakes on subways at the worst possible time: the height of rush hour.
Thousands of riders have already been delayed by the culprit or culprits who sneak off sometime after bringing trains to a halt, surfing on the back of the cars and getting away via tunnels. They have not been caught.
On Tuesday, a northbound 2 train had its brake pulled during rush hour, but the MTA says whoever is intentionally ruining riders commutes may have been at it for a while now. Complaints from riders on Twitter about a pulled emergency brake go back months.
“It’s stupid. It’s stupid and selfish, and we intend to nail them,” said New York City Transit President Andy Byford.
Anchor Stefan Holt also reports on a terror suspect arrested in New Jersey, and fleet week.
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