Two kittens got loose on some subway tracks in Brooklyn, and the MTA suspended service on two of its lines around lunchtime as workers in reflective vests tried to corral the felines, witnesses and officials said.
Video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows the kittens — one black, one white with gray stripes — racing up and down the tracks near the third rail at the B/Q Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. They run in one direction, darting around empty bottles and other debris, then turn and run back the other way.
The MTA shut off power to the area so workers could go down and try to coax the kittens into carrying cases. Straphangers waiting for their trains offered to help, but the MTA said they couldn’t because of safety concerns, witnesses said.
It wasn’t known if the kittens were strays or belonged to someone.
Two empty trains waited at the station with their doors open, prepared to board passengers once the felines were removed from the tracks.
The MTA advised riders to allow additional travel time if needed to get around Brooklyn. Shuttles were also running as alternatives. For MTA updates, click here.