Three passengers suffered minor injuries Sunday when a New York City subway train derailed after hitting construction debris that had been thrown onto the tracks, authorities said.
The derailment happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue station in Manhattan. Interim New York City Transit president Sarah Feinberg said a northbound A train hit debris as it was pulling into the station, “resulting in a wheel leaving the track.”
A fire department spokesperson said three passengers suffered minor injuries in the derailment. One person was taken to a hospital for evaluation and the other two declined treatment.
Police said the train derailed after someone threw debris from a construction project onto the tracks. A 30-year-old man was arrested; charges against him were pending.
The derailment shut down power and disrupted service on the Eighth Avenue line. Riders were safely evacuated from another train that was stuck in the tunnel near 34th Street when the power went out, transit officials said.