Cleaner Assaulted on the Job

The NYPD just released surveillance footage from an assault on one of our members that occurred on December 8, in a Bronx subway station. A 55-year-old MTA Worker was assaulted by an unidentified man who accused him of staring. The attacker approached the Subway Cleaner around 10:30 am at the Cypress Avenue station on the 6 train line, angrily questioning him about what he was looking at. Without warning, the assailant punched the MTA employee in the face before fleeing the scene. The suspect remains at large, and police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying him.

The video shows the attacker talking on a cell phone before the assault, while our member is visible in the background, sweeping the subway platform. The victim sustained a facial cut and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The individual was spotted wearing a black coat and carrying a crossbody bag when last seen. If you recognize the suspect, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS). Stay safe and vigilant.