From Market Watch
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said it was on the scene at a subway station in Brooklyn, NY after receiving reports of people feeling ill on the subway.
“We’ve had reports of people ill,” said FDNY spokesman Tony Sclafani. “We’re on the scene,” he added.
Local news channel NY1 said there were also reports of a “suspicious package” being investigated.
The Lorimer Street station in Brooklyn was closed and that the L train line of the New York subway system, which links Brooklyn to Manhattan, has been suspended.
CBS News reported that “some kind of substance in the last car” of an L train had caused “several people to complain of nausea and dizziness.”
Gothamist hears it could have been pepper spray.