MTA Operator Assaulted by Unidentified Man on Queens Subway Train

MTA Operator Assaulted by Unidentified Man on Queens Subway Train

An MTA operator was violently attacked by an unidentified man on a stopped M-line train at the Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue station in Queens late Sunday night. The incident occurred as the 38-year-old worker was in the process of clearing the train of passengers, preparing it to be taken to a lay-up location just before midnight. According to the police, the assailant unexpectedly launched himself at the operator, forcefully knocking him to the floor of the train car. As a result of the assault, the employee suffered back pain and was immediately transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for medical attention.

The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, managed to flee the scene and remains at large as of late Monday. The MTA has deferred all inquiries regarding the incident to the NYPD, who are actively investigating the assault.

This incident follows a recent attack on an MTA cleaner, where a 44-year-old woman was sprayed with an unknown substance on a Bronx train. The cleaner had encountered a sleeping woman inside the Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street station on April 22 at approximately 3:40 a.m. After waking the individual and requesting her departure, the assailant unleashed the spray, causing the worker to experience pain, redness, and swelling to her face. The suspect fled the scene, and the victim was subsequently hospitalized.

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  1. Did you know that according to the Federal Transit Administration, transit workers, including MTA operators, are at a higher risk of being assaulted on the job compared to workers in other industries?

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