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NYC: Man barricades himself inside conductor’s cab on NYC train

A man barricaded himself inside the conductor’s cab of a Manhattan train Wednesday morning — shutting down service on the line for over an hour, police and officials said.

The standoff aboard the J train at the Broad Street station kicked off three incidents in the span of about four hours that delayed subway service in two boroughs, officials said.

It began just after 9 a.m., when the man, who was described by officials as mentally ill, locked himself in the operator’s booth while wielding a wooden paddle, according to police.

After he refused to leave, MTA workers called the police and shut down power to the tracks as they responded.

J trains were suspended between the Broad Street and Chambers Street stations during the response, according to a post from the subway’s Twitter account.

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