Woman pepper-sprayed on A train in Howard Beach: report


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Photo via MTA Flickr: Marc A. Hermann/ MTA New York City Transit
Photo via MTA Flickr: Marc A. Hermann/ MTA New York City Transit

An altercation between two women on the A train at the Howard Beach stop led to one being pepper sprayed, according to a published report

BY SALVATORE LICATA

An altercation between two women on the A train at the Howard Beach stop this morning, led to one being pepper-sprayed, according to a published report.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., on the Manhattan-bound train, the argument broke out which led to the victim being sprayed with the substance, the New York Post reported.

The entire train was evacuated and 18 passengers were treated on site for eye irritation, officials said.

“Anytime there is Mace or pepper spray in an enclosed area like that, you have to remove people from the immediate location,” police officials told the paper. “So the train was evacuated as a precaution.”

There have yet to be any reports of an arrest and one person was sent to Jamaica Hospital for further evaluation, officials said.

 

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