NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Trenton man was hit with several charges this weekend, after he allegedly sprayed pepper spray inside an NJ TRANSIT train at Newark Penn Station.
Authorities said Johnny Lee Smith allegedly was playing with a canister of pepper spray aboard Train 7816 and apparently discharged some of its contents around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The incident aboard the Northeast Corridor Line train caused a delay of about 20 minutes before it resumed operations.
Five passengers were affected by the substance, but no serious injuries were reported, the Star-Ledger reported. All five refused medical treatment at the scene.
Smith was charged with heroin possession, disorderly conduct and disrupting transportation. A telephone number for him could not be located.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- New York Area Police Increase Patrols Near Planned Parenthood Clinics After Colorado Shooting
- Portable Smartphone Battery Packs Can Be Fire Hazards, Experts Warn
- Long Island School Nurse, Police Officer Honored For Life-Saving Efforts
- 2 Dead, 5 Rescued After Pontoon Boat Capsizes In Waters Off Manasquan
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)