Did this cute duck slow down your L Train commute this AM?

Officers captured and released “Presh” the duck, as Gothamist reports, after it hopped onto the L train tracks this morning. He was rescued from the tracks on the Jefferson L train stop without incident. He did not resist arrest and has since been released to Highland Park:

An NYPD spokesperson tells us that transit officers Frantz Chauvet and Anastasia Mischenko were on patrol when they encountered the duck at around 9:20 a.m. They called for backup from the Emergency Service Unit, an elite squad that handles rescues, talks down suicidal people, and responds to armed standoffs and hostage situations. Detectives Kevin Conway and Michael Black joined the beat cops for the rescue. From there, officers Chauvet and Mischenko carried the duck in a box—wrapped in crime scene tape—to Highland Park and released it near the reservoir, the spokesperson said. Here is a video of the release. The cops seem to have named the bird “Presh.”

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