UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — An emotionally disturbed person set off a mad scramble aboard a rush-hour subway train Wednesday morning on the Upper West Side, authorities said.
A call came about 8:30 a.m. about a possible stabbing inside a train at West 81st Street and Central Park West, near the subway station that services the B and C lines, according to the FDNY.
When officers arrived at the scene, they took a woman, described by police as “emotionally disturbed,” into custody.
No stabbing took place but the woman was screaming that someone might have a knife, police said.
A man who said he witnessed the ordeal tweeted that a woman asked for money then assaulted people on a B train, but police said they have no evidence she was panhandling or threatening commuters.