Metro-North service on the Harlem and New Haven lines was delayed during the evening rush hours on Monday after a teen boy jumped in front of a train, officials said.
UPDATE: Harlem/New Haven Line – Delays up to 60 minutes in both directions due to police activity in the vicinity of Botanical Gardens.
— Metro-North Railroad (@MetroNorth) February 1, 2016
Metro-North lines were delayed in each direction. On social media, commuters at Grand Central Terminal said there were huge crowds inside the station.
Officials said an investigation would create delays between 30 and 45 minutes, but by 5:30 p.m., they were extended up to 60 minutes.
Recipe for an anxiety attack: Grand Central tonight + Metro North delays + “police activity” pic.twitter.com/6xrfJYgNcf
— Briana Finelli (@brianafinelli) February 1, 2016
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) February 1, 2016
Sources close to the matter told the Daily News that it was likely a suicide. The boy’s name has not been released.
The MTA said that additional police officers will be stationed on platforms near Fordham Prep on Tuesday.