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MTA, union launch 'all-out blitz' after rail conductor assault

Posted on August 15, 2018

On Saturday in Brooklyn, two commuters attacked and punched a 62-year-old A train conductor through the conductor’s open window after a service change caused the riders to miss their stop, according to police and the union.
On Saturday in Brooklyn, two commuters attacked and punched a 62-year-old A train conductor through the conductor’s open window after a service change caused the riders to miss their stop, according to police and the union.

NEW YORK — Following a violent attack against a train conductor on Saturday, the MTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced an “all-out blitz” to find the assailants, amNewYork reports.

The agency and the union are posting “wanted” flyers throughout the subway system, in addition to pledging to launch a voluntary body camera program and establish an internal safety hotline to combat a recent spate of assaults against transit workers.

On Saturday in Brooklyn, two commuters attacked and punched a 62-year-old A train conductor through the conductor’s open window after a service change caused the riders to miss their stop, according to police and the union. One of the assailants tried to pull the worker from his cab and onto the Grant Avenue station platform. The conductor was left with a black eye and scratches, but returned to work on Tuesday. For the full story, click here.

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