Service was temporarily halted on a Mexico City subway line after a chicken escaped onto the tracks.
Video distributed by the city’s Metro showed the power outage at a station near the city center on Monday.
The video showed maintenance personnel and hard-hatted civil defense officers chasing the chicken along the tracks with brooms, gloves and a garbage bag.
The chicken eluded several attempts to catch it before a worker threw his coat over the animal.
The subway system said service was quickly restored after the crash.
ACCIDENT IN NORTHERN MEXICO LEAVES AT LEAST 26 DEATHS AFTER COLLISION BETWEEN A VAN AND A FREIGHT TRUCK
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Mexico City’s subway system was plagued by a series of incidents that city officials had labeled sabotage. Earlier this year a woman was arrested, but later released, after fragments of a plastic washing machine agitator fell onto subway platforms at another station. The crash was later determined to have been accidental.
The subway incidents have been a recurring embarrassment for Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who is considered the most likely candidate of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party to succeed him in the 2024 presidential election.
In May 2021, an elevated section of the subway system collapsed, killing 26 and injuring nearly 100. An investigation blamed deficiencies in the construction of the line, and 10 former officials were charged with murder, bodily harm and property damage, although none has been imprisoned.
Like the president, Sheinbaum often attributes setbacks to a conservative conspiracy against her.
Earlier this year, López Obrador ordered 6,000 National Guard officers to patrol the subway tracks.