Dog reunited with owner after it ran onto subway tracks in Manhattan, disrupted rush hour service

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Dog on subway tracks prompts transit delays in Manhattan
Subway service was impacted during rush hour on Thursday while police searched for a dog on the tracks in Manhattan. The dog has been rescued but service delays persisted.

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- A dog was reunited with its owner after the canine ran onto subway tracks in Manhattan Thursday and disrupted rush hour train service.

Service on the 4, 5, and 6 trains was suspended in both directions at around 3:30 p.m. as emergency crews searched for the dog after it apparently got loose and ran onto the tracks at the 86th Street station at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 86th Street on the Upper East Side.

An NYPD transit officer ultimately found the pup shortly after 4 p.m. underneath a train car more than 60 blocks away, near the 23rd Street station at the intersection of Park Avenue South and 23rd Street.

The dog was later reunited with its owner.

Train service was resumed, but delays persisted throughout the evening commute.

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