Amtrak train derails at New York's Penn Station

A New Jersey Transit train is pictured at Pennsylvania Station as it shows some damage after being involved in an incident in the Manhattan borough of New York, US on March 24, 2017.
A New Jersey Transit train is pictured at Pennsylvania Station as it shows some damage after being involved in an incident in the Manhattan borough of New York, US on March 24, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - An Amtrak train came off the tracks at New York City's Penn Station during Friday (March 24) morning's rush hour and services were suspended, New Jersey Transit and a local CBS affiliate said.

In a tweet, New Jersey Transit said Midtown Direct trains were being diverted to Hoboken, New Jersey.

All 248 passengers left the train that was bound for Washington DC and and exited safely to into the station, according to Amtrak.

While the rail service said no one was immediately hurt, the fire department reported two people suffered minor injuries.