Police seek man in connection with NY subway assault
Raw video: Man attacks passengers on NYC subway.
Two irate subway riders to be searched by New York police after a subway conductor was terribly beaten when he announced a train “express” on Saturday.
The NYPD said that the attack happened shortly after 4:30 pm at the Grant Avenue station in Brooklyn, when the 62-year-old conductor said that the train would skip local stations.
A man then approached with the conductor, the position of the window and started screaming and throwing punches.
The police said that the attack took place after the conductor announced the train would go express.
Video released by police shows the man reach through the window as the conductor trying to push him away. A woman is in and starts pummeling the conductor for both attackers flee. The conductor was treated for cuts and bruises on his face, police said.
A man and a woman can be seen attacking a conductor on a New York City subway train on Saturday.
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The transit workers’ union, TWU Local 100, told the New York Post, they asked the MTA to pay for body cameras for employees to safely.
MTA officials told the Post that they discuss the “potential” to deploy body cameras.
“I’m disgusted by this horrific attack of our colleague. It is absolutely unacceptable, and we are working closely with NYPD to ensure that the perpetrators are identified, arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” New York City Transit president Andy Byford told the Post in a statement. “We are also working with TWU Local 100, on ways to combat violence, including discussion of a possible pilot program for bodycams.”
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed