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Anger as teens play 'subway chicken' in video

A video originally posted to YouTube shows teenagers jumping on New York City subway tracks as trains approach in the distance in an apparent game of "chicken." WNBC-TV's Ida Siegal reports.

A video showing teenagers jumping on subway tracks as trains approach in the distance in an apparent game of "chicken" has been condemned by New York’s transport authority, MTA.

The film, originally posted on YouTube and reported by NBC New York, shows at least five boys lingering on tracks at a stop in Brooklyn even as the lights of an approaching train come into view.


No one was injured, although one teen climbed back on the platform less than 10 seconds before the train pulled in.

MTA officials said the teenagers in the video should be arrested.

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“Playing on or near subway tracks is one of the most dangerous things anyone can do, and while you can’t outlaw stupidity you have to remember that 146 people were struck by subway trains last year and 47 of them died as a result," the MTA said in a statement Tuesday, according to NBC New York.

"The individuals depicted in this video should be taken into custody and then they should have their heads examined.”

The MTA said it has passed the video along to police, who are investigating.

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