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Taser Incident Causes Crowd to Panic at Penn Station, Reports Say

By  Ben Fractenberg and Patrick Hedlund | April 14, 2017 7:26pm 

 FDNY officials addressed reporters at the scene Friday evening.
FDNY officials addressed reporters at the scene Friday evening.
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MIDTOWN — A chaotic scene unfolded at Penn Station after Amtrak police used a Taser on someone Friday evening, according to officials and reports.

People may have mistaken the sound for a shooting and ran into the station in a panic, WCBS reported. There were no shots fired, an NYPD spokesman tweeted.

The MTA tweeted that Amtrak police used a Taser while arresting two people for "disobeying orders" at the station. 

The station was already crowded after a NJ Transit train got stuck in a tunnel under the Hudson River Friday afternoon.

There was no immediate information on injuries.

Some passersby took to Twitter to show what the station looked like after the incident: