Teen punches subway conductor after being asked to stop smoking weed on train: police
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A teenager who allegedly punched an MTA conductor in the face after he was asked to stop smoking on a subway train was arrested Monday afternoon.
NYPD officials said the incident happened in East Harlem at the 103rd Street station around 12:30 p.m. when a conductor on a southbound 6 train asked the 17-year-old to stop smoking marijuana inside the train.
Police said the teenager became enraged and attacked the MTA worker, punching him in the face and causing a laceration to the man’s left eye.
The conductor, whose name was not released, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
The 17-year-old, whose identity was also not released, was arrested at the scene and charged with felony assault.