What to Know
- An Amtrak worker has died and two other people suffered minor injuries after an Amtrak transformer explosion in the Bronx, authorities say
- According to fire officials, the FDNY received numerous calls with multiple reports, including that of explosions and a fire
- Amtrak trains are being held at New York Penn Station due to the police activity surrounding the incident
An Amtrak worker has died and two other people suffered minor injuries after an Amtrak transformer explosion in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, according to authorities.
The NYPD says police responded to the call just after 11 a.m.
Police say an Amtrak employee was working on a transformer at that location when an explosion occurred. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Amtrak said on Twitter that trains were being held at Stamford, Connecticut and New York's Penn Station due to police activity.
"We are deeply saddened to report the death of an Amtrak employee. The incident happened at approximately 11:05 a.m. at a substation just outside of New York City," Amtrak said in a statement. "There are reports of two additional nonlife-threatening employee injuries. Trains are being delayed through the area as local authorities respond. A full investigation is underway."
According to fire officials, the FDNY received numerous calls with multiple reports, including that of a transformer explosion, manhole explosion and fire.
According to fire officials, one person died and two others sustained minor injuries.
The FDNY is still on scene working.
The NYPD is also assisting Amtrak police in the investigation.
This is a developing story.