The vomit’s stench was so pervasive that around 9:15 the subway station was evacuated and trains bypassed the station for around 30 minutes, the New York Post reported.
The Post reported that a passenger vomited on the platform of the station — which serves the 4, 5 and 6 lines — shortly after 9 a.m. and that as passengers got off later trains they experienced illness. Passengers reportedly experiences breathing problems and lightheadedness due to the smell, the Daily News reported.
Seven people — including the person who vomited — were treated at Harlem Hospital, according to both reports.
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While the station was closed emergency services units conducted air quality tests in the station, which came back negative, the Post reported. Service in the station resumed around 9:56 a.m., according to the MTA.
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