Smoke Fills Penn Station After Someone Accidentally Lights Flare

Smoke filled Penn Station at the outset of the evening rush Tuesday after someone accidentally lit a flare inside an office at the terminal. 

Photos and video posted to social media showed thick white smoke filling the concourse of Penn Station.

A spokesman for Amtrak said the smoke was the result of an "accidental lighting of a flare inside an office." 

No one was hurt and there was no impact on train operations, he said. 

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