Angry Subway Passengers Attack Conductor Following Announcement That Train Would Be Running Express

The conductor had a black eye and scratches on his face and arms from the attack

What to Know

  • An A train conductor was brutally attacked by angry subway passengers at the Grant Street station in Brooklyn on Saturday
  • The 62-year-old conductor had a black eye and several scratches on his face and arms after the suspect repeatedly punched him
  • The Transport Workers Union Local 100 is distributing a most wanted flyer to identify several suspects of crimes against transit workers

Three people were captured on video attacking a subway conductor in Brooklyn over the weekend, apparently angry they'd missed their stop, and police are now looking for the assailants, authorities say. 

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A conductor at the Grant Street station announced at around 3 a.m. Saturday that the A train would be going express, according to the Transport Workers Union Local 100. 

Three people on the train complained they'd missed their stop, and fought with the 62-year-old conductor through the train window. One man tried to pull the conductor through the window, then punched him in the face, and another threw beer cans at him, police said.

Video shows one of the suspects, a woman, egging on the man attacking the conductor, screaming: "Get him! Get him! Get him, babe!" Then she joins in on the punching. 

The conductor had a black eye and scratches on his face and arms, authorities said. 

NYC Transit President Andy Byford said Monday he was "disgusted" by the "horrific" beatdown.

"It is absolutely unacceptable, and we are working closely with NYPD to make certain the perpetrators are identified, arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," he said in a statement. "We’re also collaborating with TWU Local 100 on ways to combat assaults, including discussing a potential pilot program for body cams."

"Transit workers are on the front lines every day making this city run and they deserve a safe work environment and the appreciation of fellow New Yorkers, not the heinous treatment seen here," he said. 

TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano also said, “If you attack one of our members, we are going to do everything in our power to make sure you are identified, arrested and prosecuted. We’re fighting back against these criminals.”

Anyone with additional information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website.

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