UPDATE: Chaos at Penn Station; Stampeding mob flees as cops use Taser on man… 16 hurt
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The transit hub was unusually crowded at rush hour thanks to an NJ Transit train that stalled in a tunnel earlier, causing massive delays to kick off the holiday weekend.
Cops confronted a man and subdued him with a stun gun around 6:30 p.m., sparking a stampede of frightened travelers who feared that a shooting had taken place.
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – False reports of gunfire caused panic at Penn Station and the nearby flagship Macy’s store on Friday evening. the confusion apparently started when a police officer used a Taser on a man during an arrest. The sound or flash started the panic, which spread through the station. 16 people were injured in the stampede that followed.
It happened during a rush hour commuter train disruption that left thousands of people stranded in the train station at the start of the holiday weekend.