Female NYC subway conductor punched in face on MTA train

A 49-year-old feminine subway conductor was punched within the face whereas on the job within the Bronx, police stated.

Colleen Perkins, who reportedly has about 15 years expertise with the MTA, was the conductor on the northbound 2 prepare at about 6:05pm Friday when an unknown lady punched her within the face close to 149th Road and Third Avenue, cops stated.

Perkins was taken to Lincoln Hospital the place she was in steady situation, the NYPD stated.

Perkins was not reachable Saturday afternoon however a neighbor in her Bronx residence constructing who stated she’s additionally an MTA conductor and is aware of all too nicely the risks lurking within the system.

“It’s undoubtedly harmful,” stated the lady, who stated she’s been assaulted on the job too, and requested that her title not be used.

“It’s undoubtedly not secure. It’s a scary expertise working within the subway. As a conductor with a bunch of mentally in poor health and drug addicted folks round you…..they’re unpredictable,” the lady stated.

She continued: “Any individual threw an unopened bottle of Comet at me. It banged towards my window so laborious, I believed it was going to shatter the window.  Thank God, it didn’t hit me.  I closed my window simply in time. Generally their physique language or them cursing at you’ll let me know to shut the window.”

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