UNION SQUARE, MANHATTAN (WABC) — Train service has resumed after pepper spray was used during a fight in a subway car at Union Square Station.

The incident was reported on Friday morning around 10 am

Police say the incident caused passengers to try to flee the train and the station.

Police say a 77-year-old man was sitting on a southbound R train when he was pepper sprayed in an unprovoked attack.

The male suspect then fled the police station.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

MTA spokesman Michael Cortez released the following statement:

“After a brief suspension of service on the lines serving Union Square due to the response of the FDNY and NYPD, regular service has resumed at that station. The cause of the incident that led to this response appears to be isolated.”

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