Cellphone video shows attack on MTA subway conductor in BK

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Two people are accused of attacking an MTA subway conductor in Brooklyn, officials say. Two people are accused of attacking an MTA subway conductor in Brooklyn, officials say.
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An MTA subway conductor was punched in the face by two straphangers after he allegedly announced the train would be going express, officials say.

The incident happened Saturday at the Grant Avenue station in Brooklyn just after 4:30 a.m.

The transit workers' union, TWU Local 100, says the conductor announced that his A train would be making express stops, and then a man approached the conductor's booth window and started yelling at him and throwing punches.

Witness cellphone video released by the NYPD shows a man reaching through the train window as the conductor tries to push him away.

The two can be seen grappling before a woman begins throwing punches through the window, striking the conductor.

The 62-year-old conductor was treated for cuts and bruises.

News 12 spoke with Frank Sbano, a 21-year veteran of the MTA who was assaulted this past June.

He says he was operating a Q train on June 19 and had just pulled into the Prospect Park Station when he was sucker punched in the side of the head.

Sbano says he had to be treated for lacerations to his head and is still not able to go back to work. He says seeing the new video of one his colleagues being attacked brought painful memories to the forefront.

"You attack us, you're going to get arrested, prosecuted and be serving seven years in jail. If you see something, say something, because this has got to stop,” says Sbano.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Editorial note: The Associated Press helped contribute to this article.

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