Super Bowl Fans Collapse At Secaucus Junction Station While Waiting For Security ChecksSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:26
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several people have apparently collapsed in the Secaucus Junction train station while waiting in long lines to get to the Super Bowl.
Witnesses reported seeing emergency medical workers pushed their way through the overheated crowd to treat the people at the station Sunday.
NJ Transit officials have denied claims that fans were passing out and said that no one has been treated for a medical condition.
Long lines have come to a standstill in front of airport-style security machines that apparently cannot handle the crowd volume. People trying to reach MetLife Stadium were squeezed together in an enclosed stairwell.
As more trains arrived, police tried to thin the sweating, jostling crowd by spreading people across the platform.
Initial fan calls of “Seahawks” and “Broncos” gave way to angry shouts of “New Jersey, your Super Bowl sucks!”