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- Police arrived at the Jefferson Street station on the L line in Bushwick around 9.20am Friday to find the duck down in the tracks
- Officers Frantz Chauvet and Anastasiya Mishchenko asked for backup
- Detectives Kevin Conway and Michael Black got the duck from the tracks
- The duck was later released at Highland Park
It wasn't an ordinary police call for someone trying to duck a subway fare.
New York City officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station Friday morning.
Police arrived at the Jefferson Street station on the L line in Bushwick around 9.20am to find the duck down in the tracks.
Officers Frantz Chauvet and Anastasiya Mishchenko, who discovered the duck, asked for backup from the Emergency Services Unit, NBC New York reports.
Got 'em! A man is seen holding the duck down on the subway tracks at the Jefferson L Train stop in Bushwick on Friday morning
Detectives Kevin Conway and Michael Black responded and worked to rescue it.
Police told the New York Daily News that train service was temporarily put on hold as the duo climbed so as to retrieve the duck.
A video obtained by NBC New York shows the two men down on the tracks, with one person successfully collecting the bird.
The New York Police Department's L Train Twitter account posted a video of police carrying the bird along the platform.
'All in a day's work, all in a day's work,' a voice says in that clip.
The tweet said: 'Sick of the snow & too tired to fly, Bklyn duck tries taking #Ltrain south for warmer air. Thanks @nypdtransit @nypdspecialops for the lift!'
Chief of Transit Joseph Fox tweeted a video of Chauvet and Mischenko later releasing the duck in Highland Park from a police-tape-wrapped box.
The bird hopped out and waddled off down a snowy path.
Fox quipped: 'Ducked our cops at Jefferson St, nearly roasted by the L train, apprehension went swimmingly, we'll add the return trip to his bill...'
Authorities think the bird may have gotten out of a poultry store, the Daily News reported.
Out and about: The bird hopped out and waddled off down a snowy path