Runaway kittens close down NY subway
Two kittens have been rescued after shutting down a New York City subway line for more than an hour.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority bosses cut power to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn when the cats were spotted on the track at Church Avenue station.
Delays continued in both directions between Dekalb Avenue and Brighton Beach stations as rail staff were sent to rescue the kittens.
Public service announcements were made as the search continued for more than an hour.
One conductor told frustrated commuters: "There is no service to Manhattan on the Q or B lines because of cats and kittens on the tracks at Church Avenue."
Eventually, a rail worker and two police officers captured the kittens and put them in a milk crate.
Some passengers vented their anger that services had been cut to rescue the animals.
One middle-aged commuter, who declined to give his name, told the New York Post: "Can you believe this? All for cats! I hate cats!"