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Curious Black Cat Kills Commute for About an Hour on No. 7 Train in Midtown Manhattan!

A black cat managed to bring the No. 7 train to a paws on Sunday as it pranced on the tracks in Manhattan.

The cat, which straphangers have dubbed “Seven,” was spotted slinking around the westbound roadbed in the Fifth Avenue station as a No. 7 train pulled into the station at approximately 2 p.m., the MTA said.

A cat is caught by officers after bringing No. 7 train traffic to a brief halt on Sunday afternoon. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
A cat is caught by officers after bringing No. 7 train traffic to a brief halt on Sunday afternoon. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

Benjamin Hilario, who is 32, was waiting on the platform when he saw a furry flash on the tracks and the headlights of an oncoming train.

“I waved the conductor down and another lady came and pushed the emergency button,” Hilario stated. “It was coming down, but it was slowing down because I think the conductor saw the cat.

Straphangers quickly dubbed the frisky feline "Seven." (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Straphangers quickly dubbed the frisky feline “Seven.” (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

The kitten, who appeared to be just a couple of months old, dove under a metal grate for safety. It curled up there until transit workers and police officers rescued it.

Service was delayed in both directions for just about an hour while police worked to catch the tiny trespasser.

"Seven" is carried out of the station by a police officer. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
“Seven” is carried out of the station by a police officer. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

The kitten was successfully rescued around 3 p.m. — but not before two women fell in love with the furball.

Heather Denbow, who is 43, and her daughter Sólveig were on their way to Queens when the black cat crossed their path and stole their heart. They’re planning to adopt it.

“I hope it’s a girl,” Sólveig stated. “I’ve been dreaming of a little grey kitten named Matilda forever.”

Heather Denbow, 43, and her daughter Sólveig want to adopt the cat. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Heather Denbow, 43, and her daughter Sólveig want to adopt the cat. (DANNY LEWIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

Police immediately brought the kitten to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals for a full checkup and shots.

Officers explained to Sólveig and her mom that once the agency clears the kitten, they’ll be first on the adoption list.

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