Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Twitter, Facebook Feed Urgent Need for Info

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Twitter, Facebook Feed Urgent Need for Info

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Commuters and others nearby quickly took to social media after Thursday morning's crash of a Pascack Valley Line train at the Hoboken Terminal. Twitter and Facebook newsfeeds were flooded with reactions and images from the scene.

There were reports of close calls -- "I missed the Hoboken train accident because I was on time for once. Had I been late, I would have been in that hallway" (@Neldar) and eyewitness accounts -- "Surreal, bad scene. Saw people injured [and] train off rails" (@alexmoaba)

Others, upon hearing that the crash caused significant damage to the terminal, initially thought there had been an explosion. On Sept. 19, following blasts in New Jersey and Manhattan that resulted in the arrest of suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, an explosive device was found in a trash can near a train station in Elizabeth. …

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