Police: MTA train conductor pushed onto tracks at Brooklyn station

Police say they are on the hunt for a man who pushed an MTA conductor onto the tracks at a Brooklyn station Tuesday morning.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2020, 9:47 PM

Updated 1,362 days ago

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Police say they are on the hunt for a man who pushed an MTA conductor onto the tracks at a Brooklyn station Tuesday morning.
They say the conductor was working on the Manhattan-bound A/C platform at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station when a man came up and pushed him into the path of a train around 7:50 a.m.
Transport Workers Union leaders say other employees were able to track down the train and stop it before it could enter the station.
They say the 65-year-old conductor who has been with the MTA for nearly two decades is in the hospital recovering from injuries to his neck, ribs and back.
According to the MTA, the incident is part of a larger trend. The MTA says a man verbally abused a bus driver in Queens and broke the window of his bus, also on Tuesday morning.
The MTA also says a bus operator in Manhattan was beaten while on duty on Monday night.
New York City Transit's interim president, Sarah Feinberg, released a statement in response to the attack. She says, "These reckless displays of violence are part of a troubling pattern we are seeing across our system. We have sounded the alarm on this disturbing trend to the NYPD a number of times. More needs to be done."
Transport Workers Union Local 100 Vice President Eric Loegel agrees.
"Not to make excuses, because there aren't excuses for violence, but I think the more social ills and social problems that you have, the more likely it is for these sorts of things to happen," Loegel said.
So far, police say there are no arrests in the case.


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