Man sparks chaos on Paris Metro after boarding train with stolen goat and refusing to get off

Metro services were suspended between Chatelet and Concorde

Toyin Owoseje
Tuesday 13 November 2018 14:27 GMT
(Matthieu Frobert)

Commuters in Paris suffered an even more hellish rush-hour than usual after a man decided to board a Metro train with a goat.

Officials announced on Tuesday morning that an “act of malevolence“ by a passenger had led to the immediate suspension of the busy Line 1, causing severe delays.

According to angry commuters, the man caused a significant level of panic among travellers when he got on the train with the livestock at Tuileries station.

”Stuck on the Metro because of a man with a goat!“ tweeted Kenza Bennani. ”He’s refusing to get off.“

Another annoyed commuter wrote: ”Can you believe I’m late because some bloke brought a goat on the Metro. The world has gone mad.”

Images of the incident posted to social media showed the disruption it caused. Hordes of frustrated passengers can be seen waiting for trains on heaving platforms at Metro stations.

According to witnesses, the man attempted to flee when police arrived but was promptly arrested.

Paris transport RATP told The Local that the goat was stolen and the man had broken the law by taking the animal on the metro.

Metro services eventually returned to normal after the suspension between Chatelet and Concorde.

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