16 Injured In New York Train Station Stampede After "Gunshots" Heard

Tyler Durden's picture

Crowds fled New York's Penn Station Friday night after an Amtrak police officer deploying a Taser was mistaken for gunshots, causing a stampede that left 16 injured.

NBC New York reported that tourists, commuters and New Yorkers alike were hiding behind garbage cans, diving behind pillars and leaving belongings as they scrambled to escape the calamity. Rumors of a shooter spread to nearby Macy's at Herald Square, where people were seen rushing from the exits. At a press conference Friday night, the FDNY said 16 people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the Penn Station stampede. The NYPD said police received dozens of 911 calls to report shots fired at Penn Station, reports that were ultimately unfounded. Tensions were already high at the busy station after power problems caused a NJ Transit train carrying 1,200 passengers to get stuck in a Hudson River tunnel, leading to cancellations and delays for NJ Transit, Amtrak and LIRR trains just a week after a minor derailment led to days of service disruptions.

The stuck train spent three hours in the tunnel before it returned to Penn Station, where six people were treated for minor medical issues, officials said. As people were leaving the train they witnessed what one person described as a "wave of screaming and falling people."

A man near the Amtrak waiting area of the station had become belligerent and Amtrak police used a Taser on him, authorities said. News 4 video shows the man being led away in handcuffs.

The pop of the Taser and the reactions of people nearby spread fear through the Amtrak waiting area. Some people thought there was a shooter and ran. Others followed, unsure why hordes of people were fleeing.

"People were dropping luggage, kids, everybody was just running," one witness said. "Everybody was really scared. It was a stampede."

People were seen crying and screaming as they ran out of the station. Those still inside the waiting area stood around in shock or disbelief as the mayhem began to subside.

Mission Accomplished American politicians... your citizenry is terrified!

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Golden Showers's picture

New Yorkers must be getting weak.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

idiots.

Guns are illegal in NYC.

Belrev's picture

Democracy rules. Fucking animals.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Here is a photo of the local citizens' vastly different reaction when the exact thing happened recently at a train station in Texas...

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-10/time-has-come-first-zerohedge-s...

  • Personal security: Brian Hoffner, When seconds count, the police are only minutes away
Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

In Austin, I believe they recently held a 'cocks not glocks' rally.  Dildos galore.

American Psycho's picture

Jesus Christ.  The snowflake that triggered the avalanche. 

ZeroPointOn's picture

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roodeetoodee's picture

That photo has clearly been doctored by the spooks from the deep state. No way King Solomon could get his hands on a rifle. Gun powder wasn't even invented until hundreds of years after his death.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Idiot moron. People r animals and scared ppl r scared animals - dumbass.

 

Ahmeexnal's picture

At the end of the video, the most coward of them all are seen hiding: NYC finest cops!

 

Croesus's picture

Has anyone here ever heard a Taser discharged? I'm having a hard time imagining that it's anywhere near as loud as a gunshot.

The sound was probably amplified by the building itself, but even still...NYC's turned into a bunch of ninnies, apparently.

Dugald's picture

 

 

What do you mean..Turned...?

Megaton Jim's picture

Actually, the cops in Detroit and Chicago do it right. They let the shooting stop, which usually means the niggers have all shot each other or they fled the scene. Then they go in sirens blazing. Why should a cop risk his life for some stupid gang banging street nigger who probably see 30, anyway?!?

Koba the Dread's picture

I've met a fair number of people packing heat in NYC. Illegal doesn't mean non-existent.

Arnold's picture

In Brighten Beach, ve are stronk.

Omen IV's picture

generational change coupled with perhaps majority now are from "outside" of Greater NYC - didnt grow up in the city   - real NYorkers dont act like this

DingleBarryObummer's picture

NYC: A beacon of "Progress"

Stronger, Together

 

aloha_snakbar's picture

Okay, if it was anyplace else but the Big Crapple, I would say, gee, that is sort of sad...

biker's picture

Run yankee, run!

 

~meanwhile guy flapping with 10 thousand volts gushing through his brain while mother is crying screaming at nypd cops.

Arnold's picture

The upside, he prolly shit and pissed himself.

Takemine2go's picture

People thought Shots rang out eh? Wonder who was involved in it???? Youfs? Teens? Toddlers? Infants? Or the newest one...... Fetus. Perhaps we need more programs fo dem folks

Seasmoke's picture

Home of the Brave. Ha Ha !!!

Squid Viscous's picture

a stampede of sheeple!

baaa

buckstopshere's picture

The disintegration of civil society on a massive scale will make millions of Americans wish they had firearms.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

I hear the donuts and coffee at the FEMA camp are to die for!

Mr.BlingBling's picture

When the SHTF, I will be happy to sell an extra firearm to my liberal neighbors . . . after a 10-day waiting period.

serotonindumptruck's picture

A bunch of frightened little mice who collectively shit themselves in sheer terror if somebody pops a balloon in public.

Pathetic.

bobbbny's picture

That's just the way they like them to be.

Very, very afraid.

PhilofOz's picture

Must be why I burst out laughing when I hear the US national anthem sung and these words come up.... O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

williambanzai7's picture

Somebody ate a cheese dog and a taco...

Croesus's picture

For those who like reading, you may want to pick up a copy of "The World Conquerors" by Louis Marschalko (1958).

As a Hungarian, he saw firsthand how the Jews are, once they take off their masks.

The Jew's only loyalties lie with Judaism. They are loyal to a nation only as long as that nation's interests are in line with those of World Jewry.

As proof of that statement, I encourage any doubters to read about the atomic weapons program in the 40's, and the subsequent espionage trials that followed, once Jews gave the bomb to their co-religionists in the Soviet Union.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

What a shame. The NYPD should release Weiner's laptop. #pizzagate

whoopsing's picture

Looks like I caught my train out east in the nick of time .

 

iamerican4's picture

Civilization pivots on urban culture. Shameful NYC's time is past.

Other than women nursing children, Americans worthy of the name, holy and righteous, run toward the guns that Justice be done, not away.

Reform shall be coming to America one way or another, the actual prophesied "nation of unwalled villages":  Zion now under attack by (((Gog))) and Babylon.

Smelled NYC's sickness forty years ago and put down roots' building Atlanta instead. Praise God.

A sifting approaches.

Stu Elsample's picture

hahahaha....NYC is a cesspool of snowflake faggot liberals.....who are unarmed BY CHOICE''....and out of control armed nigger thugs who have total control of the weak and vulnerable (BY CHOICE) liberal idiots.....awesome combination!!!!

me or you's picture

And you MFs do not know how an ICBM sounds. 

GotAFriendInBen's picture

I am 200 miles away and I'm still running

tuetenueggel's picture

think of your gas bill april 2017

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Yep, every single one of them instantly thought, "hmmm, Muzzies?"

GotAFriendInBen's picture

WTF was that running into the CNN video at 10 seconds??

shimmy's picture

American, home of the brave! hahahaha

 

tuetenueggel's picture

former God´s own country (he lost it to FED) and land of the free..........

better say land of the flees.

whitedragon's picture

Less-than-lethan weapons issued to be used ONLY for self-defense are being openly used as tools to elicit compliance.

It is time for juries and voters to demand accountability for aggression, no matter the office.

Bill of Rights's picture

More retards... wait till the real thing starts and fun shots are the norm. These sad cucks have no cloue.