NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A brawl between two men at the Herald Square/34th St. subway station caused a stampede as panicked riders ran in fear Wednesday morning.
It happened around 7 a.m at the height of the morning rush. One witness says people were dropping backpacks and other items while sprinting away from the scene.
Another rider says people were screaming in the panic.
NYPD Transit officers arrived at the scene quickly and were investigating. One D train was evacuated in the aftermath.
B,D, F and M Trains were bypassing the station for a period of time but and now operating normally.
No word on arrests was immediately available and it was not clear if anyone was seriously hurt.
i do not know what just happened but just stopped at 34th st penn station and everyone just started RUNNING.— james mckenna (@chillhartman) May 15, 2019
orange lines got completely cleared out and everyone ran upstairs dropping backpacks and stuff while sprinting.
no one has a clue what on earth caused it. woof.
Our officers are on scene at the 34th St station after reports of people fleeing and calls of a dispute at the location - It appears two males were fighting and our officers are investigating- There is full service and trains are operating normally pic.twitter.com/HzxzDk8tM1— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) May 15, 2019
I’m not sure what happened at 34th street by the NQRM train, but I got out the train and people screamed “run” and I started running... I never have seen so many people panic and I in turn panicked as well! @MTA— Polo4Life (@MarxMets) May 15, 2019
The D Train in question is now being evacuated. pic.twitter.com/NAhKYuTGOi— Matt Grossman (@MGrossman92) May 15, 2019