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Police: Suspect Sought For Punching MTA Conductor In The Face

(credit:NYPD)

(credit:NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man accused of assaulting an MTA train conductor is being sought by the NYPD.

The incident happened on a northbound 1 Train on April 21 around 12:45 p.m., authorities said.

The train had to be stopped at 207th Street station after the suspect punched the 47-year-old conductor in the face, police said.

The victim suffered a broken nose and was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The suspect is described a Hispanic man, between the ages of 19 and 22. Police said he is about 5’7″ and 160 pounds.

In addition he is said to have braids on the left side of his face and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a checkered shirt.

Police have also released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.