Panic in Union Square after an ‘unknown substance’ causes passengers to cough and vomit and police shut down the station

An unknown substance released on a subway platform has caused several straphangers to vomit uncontrollably and cough as police shut down service at the station.

The horrifying incident happened at Manhattan’s 14 Street-Union Square subway station on Friday morning.

An unknown substance was released on a subway platform in New York City, sparking a stampede

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An unknown substance was released on a subway platform in New York City, sparking a stampede
The NYPD said first responders observed several sick passengers throwing up violently and coughing

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The NYPD said first responders observed several sick passengers throwing up violently and coughingCredit: Citizen
14 Street-Union Square is home to eight major train lines that span Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

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14 Street-Union Square is home to eight major train lines that span Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

New York City Police Department said first responders observed several sick passengers vomiting and coughing after an unknown substance was released on the train platform.

The FDNY said it had received reports of a suspect spraying “mase” on the platform.

One person was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, according to the FDNY.

Operations at Union Square have since been suspended as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority advised passengers to avoid the station.

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The station houses eight major train lines that span Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

The affected train services include lines N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 and 6.

L trains are not running in Manhattan because of the incident.

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