Passengers evacuated from train near High Street station amid reports of smoke in tunnel

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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from a train Sunday morning near the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station after smoke was seen in the tunnel nearby.

Fire officials say the call came in around 10:30 a.m. FDNY and EMS crews responded to the incident and escorted passengers back to the platform safely.

No injuries were reported.

MTA officials tweeted that there was a mechanical problem that caused the train to activate its brakes, creating the smoky conditions.

Crews were done with their operations within an hour.

 

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