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Police: MTA Conductor Stabbed On Subway Platform, Man In Custody

April 21, 2019 - 3:07 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – An MTA conductor was stabbed and seriously injured on a subway platform in the Bronx Sunday morning, police say.

The 33-year-old conductor was in an argument with a 20-year-old man at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station just before 11 a.m. when he was stabbed, according to police.

Two NYPD Transit officers who were patrolling the platform at the time confronted the 20-year-old and took him into custody, police said.  

Charges against him were pending Sunday afternoon.

Police said a switchblade knife was recovered at the scene.

The conductor was rushed to Lincoln Hospital in serious but stable condition, according to police.

In a statement, NYC Transit President Andy Byford said he was “appalled and outraged by this attack.”

“We are very grateful to the NYPD that they caught the assailant; he should now feel the full force of justice for this cowardly act,” Byford said.