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ANOTHER bedbug report pulls R train out of service [PHOTO]

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 20:02:56-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Yet another bedbug sighting has straphangers watching where they sit and the MTA scrambling to rid the cars of any possible blood-sucking critters.

Billy Grijalva told PIX11 he was riding a Bay Ridge-bound R train Saturday afternoon when he spotted one of the icky insects as the train stopped at DeKalb Avenue.

Grijalva said the bug was crawling around on one of the seats, and he decided to snap some photos.

It's not certain that it was a bedbug, but the MTA took the train out of service immediately, Grijalva said.

An MTA spokesman told PIX11:

"A customer reported seeing an insect on the R train around 4:40 this afternoon. The train has been taken out of service and will be inspected."

The possible sighting is just the latest -- earlier this summer the MTA fumigated several N, Q and 7 trains, among others.  Recently, bedbugs caused a scare on a B44 bus when a customer claimed to see them crawling on one of the passengers.