UPDATE: The T will increase safety checks in the wake of the incident.
Passengers knocked out windows to escape an Orange Line train bound for Forest Hills on Tuesday night.
The incident took place around 9 p.m., according to reports on social media and Universal Hub. Rider Heather Parker captured extraordinary scenes of the evacuation on the State Street platform.
According to UHub, a damaged third rail began smoking and caught fire.
The incident slowed trains in both directions. T officials briefly shut down State Street Station.
— Heather Parker (@hparker) February 17, 2016