Dead shark found on New York City subway

Dead shark found on New York City subway

A dead shark was discovered on a New York City subway train. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City subway riders got a surprise on Wednesday when a dead shark was discovered on a Queens-bound subway train, authorities said.

A supervisor found the four-foot-long carcass shortly after midnight, moved the passengers onto another car and discarded it at the end of the line, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

Photos of the shark appeared on the Gothamist website, along with pictures of passengers posing the shark with accessories such as a cigarette and a subway fare card.

This happens to be Shark Week, a annual promotion by the Discovery Channel dedicated to sharks. A spokeswoman for the Discovery Channel said it had nothing to do with the shark on the subway.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Cowboys’ Romo ‘done for season’


Dallas Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the National Football League season after re-injuring his collarbone for the second time in 10 weeks, according to an ESPN report.

in Music

Eagles confirm musical plans


The veteran rockers are pressing ahead with plans for a Broadway musical centered around their iconic song "Hotel California."

in Sports

College football: 5 games you can’t miss


Here is a look at some of the top college football games you'll see this week and their implications for the post-season.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.