Union Releases New Wanted Poster After Brutal Attack on A Train

IB ImageMONDAY, AUGUST 13 -- TWU Local 100 this afternoon will begin distributing Most Wanted posters along the A line urging riders to identify a man who repeatedly punched a subway conductor Saturday morning at the Grant Ave. station in Brooklyn.
A Local 100 representative was dispatched to meet with the Conductor immediately after the crime was reported, and the Conductor came to the Union Hall Monday morning where he met with Local 100 President Tony Utano and RTO VP Joe Costales. Utano and Costales made sure the Conductor is getting all the assistance he needs in dealing with the Transit Authority. Union staffers also are assisting the NYPD in preparing an official NYPD Wanted Poster for distribution to the media.
The attack, which took place at approximately 4:40 a.m., was videotaped by at least one bystander and posted on Facebook. The Conductor suffered a black eye, and scratches to his face and arms.
The Conductor announced the train was going express and stopped at the Grant Ave. station when suddenly the man appeared at his window. “This young gentlemen came up on me yelling and screaming, and before I could say anything he was throwing punches at me,” the Conductor said.
Producing a TWU Local 100 Most Wanted Poster to shed more light on unsolved cases involving attacks on transit workers is “definitely a good idea,” the Conductor, who requested anonymity, said. “Once you start identifying these people, and they see they won’t be anonymous anymore, maybe it will cut down on the number of them being so brazen.”
Utano directed Local 100 staff to begin distributing the poster on the A line.
“If you attack one of our members, we are going to do everything in our power to make sure you are identified, arrested and prosecuted,” Utano said. “We’re fighting back against these criminals.”