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MTA conductor pepper sprayed on train in Harlem


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NEW YORK – Police are investigating after they are saying an MTA conductor was pepper sprayed at a subway station in Harlem in a single day. 

It occurred round 3 a.m. on the one hundred and thirty fifth Street-Lenox Avenue subway station. Police say a train conductor working a northbound 2 train pulled right into a station when a person got here as much as her and pepper sprayed her in the face earlier than operating away. 

She was taken to Harlem Hospital with some redness and swelling however is anticipated to be OK.

Straphangers reacted to the seemingly random assault Sunday. 

“Especially on Christmas Eve, when she probably was working to get extra money for her family and now they have to suffer on Christmas Day because she was attacked, assaulted, doing her own job. It’s terrible. I’m very sad to hear that,” one straphanger mentioned. 

“It’s New York, you know. Any given time, police be down here, or on the other side. They’re on the subway but they can’t be there every moment in time, like right now, you know what I’m saying? You never know who might get assaulted,” mentioned one other. 

Police say the suspect was in his 20s, carrying blue denims and a white jacket. So far, tehre have been no arrests. 

CBS2 has reached out to each the MTA and Transport Workers Union for remark and are nonetheless ready to listen to again. 

Anyone with any info is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You also can submit a tip via their website or by way of DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are stored confidential.  

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