Transit MTA reroutes Brooklyn subway line over hurt raccoon on the tracks An N train's brakes went into emergency when it struck the four-legged trespasser at the 86th Street station in Gravesend about 4 p.m. Photo Credit: iStock By REBECCA HARSHBARGER firstname.lastname@example.org October 19, 2015 12:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The MTA rerouted a subway line in Brooklyn on Sunday so that a hurt raccoon on the tracks could be rescued-- but it ultimately had to be euthanized, officials said.An N train's brakes went into emergency about 4 p.m. when it struck the four-legged trespasser at the 86th Street station in Gravesend.Track workers then discovered that there was an injured raccoon on the rails at the stop about 5:50 p.m.Field workers from the Animal Care Centers of NYC, as well as the police, went to the scene, and power was shut off on the tracks. Southbound N train service was suspended, and four N trains were rerouted along the D line in Brooklyn.Field workers from the Animal Care Centers of NYC then rescued the raccoon, which was still alive, according to the organization.Normal service for riders began again shortly before 7:10 p.m., according to an MTA spokeswoman.The raccoon was then put down. An Animal Care Center spokeswoman said that the law requires raccoons, foxes, skunks, and bats to be euthanized because they are a primary carrier of the rabies virus in the U.S. By REBECCA HARSHBARGER email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Animals delay nearly 700 subway trains since 2014"It can feel like a pet store sometimes." Cat rescued from tracks after delaying more than 80 trainsThe MTA shut off the power to the tracks and suspended service on C and E trains. Another crazy cat causes NYC traffic, is rescued from dangerAnother day, another cat story. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.