Metros are back ready in Midtown and Lower Manhattan after
police say somebody showered an obscure substance during
a debate. It happened soon after 10 a.m. on a stage at Association
Square. Police said the substance made a few travelers become
wiped out, including regurgitating and hacking. One individual was
taken to the medical clinic for treatement. The N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 lines
were suspended, and L trains were not running in Manhattan.
The MTA said the NYPD and FDNY decided continuing service was
protected. "Following a short suspension of administration on lines
serving Association Square because of FDNY and NYPD reaction at
that station, standard help has continued. The reason for the episode
prompting that reaction seems disconnected," the office said in an explanation.