Authorities say a Trenton man faces charges after he allegedly used pepper spray inside a New Jersey Transit train at Newark Penn Station.
NJ Transit tells The Star-Ledger that five passengers were affected by the substance, but no serious injuries were reported. All five refused medical treatment at the scene.
Authorities say Johnny Lee Smith allegedly was playing with a canister of pepper spray aboard Train 7816 and apparently discharged some of its contents around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The incident aboard the Northeast Corridor Line train caused a delay of about 20 minutes before it resumed operations.
Smith was charged with heroin possession, disorderly conduct and disrupting transportation. A telephone number for him could not be located, and it's not known if he has retained a lawyer.