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Video Shows Woman Wandering On Elevated J Tracks At Myrtle/Broadway This Morning

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Video Shows Woman Wandering On Elevated J Tracks At Myrtle/Broadway This Morning

 

BY EMMA WHITFORD IN NEWS ON MAR 1, 2017 9:58 AM
 

A woman in a long, quilted coat stepped off of the train platform at Myrtle/Broadway in Bed-Stuy on Wednesday morning and started walking in the direction of Manhattan, according to multiple witnesses. 

"She stepped on the tracks at Myrtle/Broadway and walked very casually down the exact middle of the track," Gabbie Robbins, a 25-year-old office manager, told Gothamist. "She's probably at Lorimer by now."

 

@MTA there's a girl on the tracks past myrtle /broadway walking toward the city

 

Robbins said that the woman didn't seem distressed when wandered onto the tracks shortly before 9:00 a.m. At one point, she appeared to look at her cellphone. "She seemed totally fine and very confident about her decision to walk on the tracks," Robbins said. "I have absolutely no idea why."

 

A lady got tired of waiting for the #JTrain at Myrtle and Broadway, so she jumped down and started walking along the ELEVATED tracks .WTF?

 

According to Robbins, commuters on the platform were "all really surprised and quiet" when the woman stepped off of the platform. Afterwards, a straphanger used the station "help point" to call the MTA.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said that police removed an emotionally disturbed person from the tracks this morning, and that normal service was restored by 9:13 a.m. The NYPD did not immediately have details on the incident.

[update 12:30 p.m.]: A spokesperson for the NYPD told Gothamist that the 24-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was recovered from the tracks at 9:09 a.m. following a 8:53 a.m. 911 call. No charges were filed, and the woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. No injuries were reported.

Source: http://gothamist.com/2017/03/01/j_subway_myrtle_broadway.php

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Um, this person fairly obviously has some mental issues (the OP even states that), and so these comments are really uncalled for and insensitive...

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Euthanasia please. These people hurt the economy by slowing down public mass transportation.

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Don't tell me that the delays that been happening lately is causing passengers to walk to the next station....

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If she was able to walk for about 20 mins down the tracks, then I can see why she did that LOL. Why wait for the train when you can just walk to the next station  :P

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There's a thing called a road...

 

 

....and a bridge called Williamsburg

 

 

...and a thing called uber

You are all omitting that she already paid her fare.  :P

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Dosent she get a free transfer for the bus though lol...

Which was about 30' below her lol
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