NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An MTA conductor was punched in the face during a stop at a Bronx subway station.

It happened around midnight at the Whitlock Avenue station in the Foxhurst section.

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Investigators say the conductor was making an announcement on a northbound 6 train when the unprovoked attack happened.

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The conductor’s injuries appear to be minor, and the suspect is under arrest.

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“Our concern is foremost for the conductor and his rapid recovery from this outrageous unprovoked attack. What’s just as egregious is that a suspect with a history of predatory behavior wasn’t sufficiently addressed by the justice system and was allowed to continue the violence. Enough,” NYC Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano said in a statement. “Thanks to the NYPD, he was quickly arrested again and now it’s up to prosecutors and courts to do their jobs to end the madness.”

CBSNewYork Team