By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect accused of assaulting a subway conductor was taken into custody Monday.

MTA sources said the incident happened after an E train pulled into the 53rd Street-Fifth Avenue station around 10 a.m.

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A person on the platform, who police identified as Jahaid Turner, allegedly spit on the conductor and kicked them in the knee.

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Another MTA worker on the platform was able to hold the suspect until police arrived.

Turner was charged with several counts, including second degree assault and harassment.

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CBSNewYork Team