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Suspect sets subway token booth on fire

The News Leader
June 29, 2011 11:31:41 AM PDT
Police are looking for a suspect who set a subway token booth on fire, injuring the clerk inside.

The incident happened around 5:00 Wednesday morning at the Prospect Park station in Brooklyn.

The suspect poured gasoline around the booth at the station's Lincoln Road exit, and then set it on fire.

A woman working inside was in the booth escaped and put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.

She was taken to Methodist Hospital for smoke inhalation. She was also being treated for trauma.

The station serves the B and Q lines. Service was not affected.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available.


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