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A Viral Video Appears To Show An Unconscious Person On A Montreal Metro Train Floor

The STM received no reports of such an incident at the time it occurred.
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Video Appears To Show An Unconscious Person On A Montreal Metro Floor

A viral video posted to multiple social media platforms appears to show an unconscious person on a Montreal metro train floor with a rodent near their face.

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The video appears to have been posted in late March 2021, but the origin of the video, as well as the circumstances surrounding it, are unclear. It's also unclear when the incident captured in the video occurred.

What did the STM find out about the viral video?

An STM spokesperson told MTL Blog in March that the company has investigated the video, but had not received reports of such an incident at the time it occurred.

There are also no cameras aboard this model of train, the MR-73, the spokesperson said.

On May 10, they explained that due to a lack of information, the file has been closed.

What can STM customers do in case of an emergency on the metro?

"Remember that to assist, customers aboard a train can use the intercom that communicates with the train operator or activate the emergency brake for major cases where safety is at stake," the spokesperson said.

"Customers on the platform can go to the assistance point where there is an emergency phone that communicates with the metro control center and a switch to cut off power to the tracks, thus preventing trains from moving, again for major cases where someone's life is in danger."

"It is always possible to contact the STM personnel as well." 

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