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Train Conductor Dead, 16 Hurt in Suspicious NYC Subway Fire

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At least one man has died and several other people suffered life-threatening injuries when a fire broke out inside an underground subway station in Manhattan early Friday, authorities say. An apparent emotionally disturbed person is being questioned by investigators in connection with the fire, two senior law enforcement officials said. It is too soon to say if the fire was a deliberate act or if the man played a role in it, the officials said. At this point, authorities are treating the incident as suspicious, they said.
NBC New York

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New photos show vandals who trashed subway station, NYPD says

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NYPD investigators have released pictures of two men they say vandalized a subway station during a citywide protest last week. On Friday, police arrested more than a dozen protesters. Investigators say the two men in the new surveillance pictures were part of a criminal effort to vandalize the MTA subway system during that protest.
Vandals poured glue in Metrocard readers and propped open an emergency gate at the 96h Street B/C station so people could ride for free. They spray painted some of those new OMNY payment systems, leaving it to MTA workers to clean up. They also set a trash can on fire and broke windows outside the station at 96h Street. Police say the suspects seen in the photos were part of a larger group of protesters who were demanding free subway rides and fewer police in subway stations.
ABC7 New York News video.



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