(NEWSER) – About 50 Boston commuters got the creepiest ride of their lives Thursday morning when their train took off without a driver. MBTA authorities were eventually able to stop the train, but not before it went through four stations, reports the Boston Globe.
None of the passengers were hurt. How it happened is still unclear, but Gov. Charlie Baker says it was no accident: "This train was tampered with, and it was tampered with by somebody who knew what they were doing," he told Boston Herald Radio, per the AP. Things seemed to go awry when the sole operator got out at the Braintree station to check on some kind of signal issue, and the train left the station without him. The 51-year-old operator was brushed by another train at Braintree and suffered minor injuries.
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