BREAKING: 1 dead, more than 100 people injured in Hoboken train crash
NEVER MISS A STORY: Get the PIX11 News app for breaking news alerts all day

Cat on the tracks halts subway service

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A-train service was briefly snarled Thursday morning while police and transit officers tried to catch a cat on the tracks, an MTA spokeswoman said.

Train crew spotted the cat at the 175th Street stop around 10:30 a.m., MTA officials said. Northbound service from 168th Street to 207th Street was suspended while police searched for the cat.

The cat got away, an MTA spokesperson said. A-train service resumed shortly after 11:20 a.m.

Transit crews rescued Subway Dunford, another cat, on the 6-train tracks in Mott Haven earlier this year. The MTA also shut down B and Q-train service in 2013 to rescue two kittens on the tracks in Brooklyn