An NYPD officer is being questioned after a female MTA worker was assaulted on a Bronx subway platform.
The officer was not named, but he was on Thursday, reported CBS-2. Police told the station that the officer turned himself in at the 25th Precinct in Harlem.
The assault took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 23 on the D train platform at the Tremont Avenue station.
Police said the 28-year-old MTA employee was on duty and in uniform was “approached by a male on the southbound platform of the D Train at the East Tremont Train Station.”
The New York Post reported that he was angry after train service was diverted at the station. “He was livid about the service and took it out on the conductor,” a source told the paper.
The officer told investigators the woman cursed at him after he asked her a question, and grabbed his phone to prevent him from taking her picture, police alleged.
The victim was taken to the hospital for minor head, neck and back injuries and was released.
No charges had been filed in the case as of Thursday evening.
And, as Pix-11 reported:
Investigators said the man, who’s 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds bear-hugged a 28 year-old uniformed conductor, threw her to the ground and began to choke her.
She was working with another conductor, directing platform traffic that had to be rerouted due to train service changes. That fellow conductor managed to pull the attacker off of his co-worker while the man was trying to choke her, according to their union, TWU Local 100.
“I’m surprised,” said D train rider Gleyvin Marin, “because I take the train every day to work. I don’t want that to happen to me.”