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Man drives stolen police car into New Jersey train station

No injuries reported in two separate train station incidents in New Jersey

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 January, 2018, 5:20am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 January, 2018, 6:15am

A man was arrested after he jumped into a police vehicle and drove it into the doors of a waiting room in a New Jersey rail terminal, the New Jersey Transit authority said.

Police are still trying to determined the motivation of the suspect, who has not been publicly identified, for his startling attack on the Hoboken rail terminal at 8am on Monday.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said the crash caused significant damage to the waiting room doors. However, no injuries have been reported in connection with the crash.

Train service was not affected, but the ticket windows have been closed and the on-board ticket purchasing surcharge has been waived. A temporary waiting room and restroom have been made available.

In a separate incident on Monday, a broken rail forced a suspension of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train service from New Jersey into New York City, forcing hundreds of commuters at the height of the morning rush hour to try to catch ferries to Manhattan in the cold.

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The rail broke at about 8.30am on Monday just west of the Grove Street Station in Jersey City.

It forced hundreds of people off trains and into long lines outside nearby ferry stations ill-equipped for the onslaught.

A quarter-mile long line of people along the Hudson River barely moved in below-freezing temperatures.

Nearby, over 100 people lined up at another ferry station to buy tickets at two machines. Service was eventually restored on all lines, though PATH trains were running with delays.