(New York Post) Two mischievous straphangers broke into the conductor's booth aboard a Brooklyn-bound R train in Manhattan on Thursday night and announced over the loudspeaker that they were ISIS members set to "blow up the train," police sources said.
The duo pulled the apparent prank around 11 p.m. as the R train was between the 23rd Street and Union Square stations, and then fled laughing at the next stop, sources said.
Passenger Lauren Crozier, 30, was aboard the train heading to her home in Sunset Park when the declaration came over the loudspeaker.
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"At first there was some singing, it wasn't really audible," Crozier told The Post. "Then we heard, ‘All hail ISIS! Jihad, Jihad, Jihad!'"
"Everyone took their earbuds out and stared at each other," she said. "I'm not sure any of us thought it was a credible threat. Not after the first moment, anyway. Everyone kind of gave an ‘Oh, hell no' look to each other."