750 straphangers evacuated from NYC subway train that hit object in tunnel

About 750 straphangers were evacuated from a smoke-filled subway in Queens on Sunday after the train got stuck when it struck an object on the tracks, officials said.

A Manhattan-bound 7 train ran over the unidentified object shortly after pulling out of the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station in Long Island City at about 5:30 p.m., FDNY Deputy Chief Francis McCarthy said at a press conference.

Smoke filled the subway cars after the impact. A rescue train was dispatched and ferried the stranded commuters back to the station, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

Upon hearing initial reports of people allegedly walking on the tracks, power was

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