TODAY'S PAPER
46° Good Evening
46° Good Evening
NewsNew York

LIRR: Onboard fight prompts trains to skip stations in Queens

An onboard fight resulted in trains skipping some Queens stations Saturday evening, a Long Island Rail Road spokesman said.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, LIRR officials were notified that there was an altercation aboard the 5:55 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon, railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said. MTA police were summoned to the Woodside station shortly after.

Donovan said police took a 45-year-old man into custody at the Woodside station in Queens while a 22-year-old man was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst with a minor puncture wound to his left leg.

At one point during the evening the LIRR tweeted that due to the police activity, westbound LIRR trains were bypassing the Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Woodside stations while eastbound trains were skipping only the Woodside station.

 The railroad later announced that all train service had resumed.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

More news