‘Mass Hysteria’ Causes Stampede at NYC Subway
Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD.
Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North – 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria.
Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It’s not clear what led straphangers to believe someone had a gun. But police said that it doesn’t appear that a gun was ever fired.
Rider Jessica Shockeness said that she heard three loud booms during a delay as her 2 train pulled into the station. She said after she got oiff she heard another commuter say “I think it was gunshots” and people started running out of the station. – READ MORE