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Kittens on subway tracks cause service problems in Brooklyn

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Two kittens roaming the subway tracks in Brooklyn caused delays and service suspensions on the B and Q lines Thursday afternoon, the MTA said.

Cops and subway workers spotted the kittens on the Coney Island-bound tracks at Church Avenue. They zipped around very close to the electrified third rail.

The elusive felines prompted someone to request the shutdown of power, caused trains to bypass certain stations and not run along the line for a time.

The MTA initially said the NYPD asked for power to be turned off, but the police said a transit worker made the request, according to the New York Times.

The owner of the kittens tried to get them to come back by luring them with food, but they eventually ran away, the AP reported.

The MTA restored service about an hour later, but delays persisted for hours as crews continued to look for the cats and train operators were advised to proceed with caution, the AP reported.

In the evening police officers found the kittens under the third rail of an express track, placed them in crates, and brought them out of the subway system.
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