Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake.
Em Bear reports:
Glad to know the emergency button on my Orange Line train didn't work - luckily shouting down the train to pull the emergency brake saved someone's arm tonight.
Alanna Prince was also on the train. She reports:
It started moving forward as per usual, and then it came to like a loud and violent halt. It was unlike anything I'd experienced on a T ride, and I'm a born and bred Cambridge kid that's been riding the trains for years.
I heard a few kids scream and at first I thought they were messing with the train dude. But then it got like eerily quite and we were stopped for quite a while.
The woman was freed at Mass. Ave., where she declined medical attention from arriving EMTs.