Emergency Brake Pulled After Man Fakes Pulling Gun on Subway: NYPD

Several subway lines were disrupted Saturday after a man claimed to pull a firearm

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A man forced extensive subway delays and terrified countless commuters on a D train Saturday when he allegedly claimed to have a gun.

The man was engaged in a verbal argument with a woman on the subway around 2:30 p.m. when he simulated having a firearm, the NYPD said. The incident unfolded on the D train near the 103 St Station in Manhattan.

Police said a passenger in the subway car pulled the subway's emergency brake, stopping the subway until police arrived.

The man was taken into custody by police and will likely be charged with menacing, the NYPD said.

The MTA said service on the A, C, and D lines were delayed or stopped for an extended period Saturday afternoon. By 4 p.m., service had been restored.

The NYPD arrested a man for allegedly telling passengers he had a gun on the D train Saturday.
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