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`Shoot,' my train is late!

NY Daily NewsDan Rivoli and Thomas Tracy
A COMMUTER outraged by delays on his Brooklyn train line took his aggression out on an MTA cleaner -- by threatening the man with a gun, cops said Tuesday.
The cleaner had just left a Brooklyn-bound A train at the Lafayette Ave. station around 11:50 a.m. Monday when the stranger started cursing at him.
The uniformed MTA employee took the criticisms in stride -- until the stranger flashed what appeared to be a gun.
"I should shoot you!" the man screamed.
"I took off running," said the rattled worker, who wished not to be named. "He said a lot of things . . . but I didn't take any notice to anything that he was saying until he said the one thing about how he should shoot me."
The alleged gunman ran off and was still being sought Tuesday. No injuries were reported.
The cleaner believes the gunman was upset about the heavy service disruptions Monday after an ice-blocked water main in Manhattan sent water onto the tracks, forcing the MTA to cut power on several lines.
Still, the man could have been a tad more tolerant, he said. "When it goes down, people just need to hold their temper," he said.
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