September 20 2020 – MANHATTAN, New York: An Uptown R46 A-Train derailed at 14th Street/8th Avenue on the express track at 8:17am this morning. Train ran into debris that supposedly had been clamped to the railway on purpose.
30 people were evacuated from the train which had traveled about 100 feet into the tunnel.
A suspect was laughing after the train derailed, while bystanders held him until police arrived to take him into custody, according to Dailynews.
WNBC reporter Miles Miller stated that officials confirmed that a suspect is in custody after he was seen placing a debris on tracks prior to the train derailment. Suspect also believed to have placed a sandbag on the tracks at Fulton Street.
Video by Daniel Valls (FNTV freedomnews.tv)
Statmener from the NYPD: At approximately 0818 hours on Sunday, September 20, 2020 police responded to a train derailment at the New York City 14th Street Subway Station. The investigation revealed that a 30-year-old male was seen throwing construction debris onto the northbound A-Train track which caused the first car on a subway train to derail upon entering the station. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident, and the 30-year-old male was removed to the NYPD Transit District 2 for further investigation. The A, C, D, E, and F lines were impacted by the incident.
The following individual has been arrested
30 year old male
Charges- Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief, Assault and Criminal Trespass