Woman Jumps Onto Subway Tracks in Brooklyn, Starts Walking Toward Manhattan - NBC New York

Woman Jumps Onto Subway Tracks in Brooklyn, Starts Walking Toward Manhattan

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    A woman hopped onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station and began walking toward Manhattan until police apprehended her moments later. (Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017)

    When it comes to the MTA, New Yorkers are notoriously impatient, but this is a new one. 

    A woman hopped onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station and began walking toward Manhattan until police apprehended her moments later.

    Dressed in red pants and a patterned coat, she trekked down the middle of the subway tracks at the Myrtle Avenue J train station with a canvas bag slung over her right shoulder just before 8:55 a.m. Wednesday.

    #brooklyn #myrtlebroadway #mta this girl is why your trains are late #girlonthetracks #wtflady

    A post shared by Gabbie (@goobrz91) on

    Straphangers looked anxious and bewildered as they peered off the platform to check whether a train was approaching the station.

    A few minutes later, the daring straphanger was nabbed by police and transported to Woodhull Hospital, where she'll undergo psychiatric observation, police said.

    She was seen talking with commuters who urged her to get off the tracks and onto the platform while she casually checked her cellphone. 

    Authorities said the woman walked a short distance, then ran before she was caught shortly before 9:10 a.m. It wasn't immediately clear if she would face charges.

    Top Tri-State News PhotosTop Tri-State News Photos

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android