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Emotionally disturbed person sets off chaos on rush-hour subway train in Manhattan

Posted at 9:27 AM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 12:10:35-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — An emotionally disturbed person set off a mad scramble aboard a rush-hour subway train Wednesday morning on the Upper West Side, authorities said.

The B and C subway train entrance at 81st Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side is pictured. (Anthony DiLorenzo/ PIX11)

A call came about 8:30 a.m. about a possible stabbing inside a train at West 81st Street and Central Park West, near the subway station that services the B and C lines, according to the FDNY.

When officers arrived at the scene, they took a woman, described by police as “emotionally disturbed,” into custody.

No stabbing took place but the woman was screaming that someone might have a knife, police said.

A man who said he witnessed the ordeal tweeted that a woman asked for money then assaulted people on a B train, but police said they have no evidence she was panhandling or threatening commuters.