2 attacks on subway conductors in 24 hours

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November 21, 2019 - 1:12 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two subway conductors were assaulted in a 24-hour period in Brooklyn. 

The first assault occurred at the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street Station in Park Slope on Wednesday at about 7 p.m. The MTA says the conductor of the F train was pulling out of the station when someone on the platform hit him in the face. 

The conductor was taken to Methodist Hospital with facial trauma.

The second incident occurred on Thursday morning at the Van Siclen Station on the C line in East New York. Reports say that when the conductor opened the window in her cab, a person on the platform threw a liquid at her, then fled.

The NYPD now believe the liquid was just water. The conductor was checked out at the scene.  .

“For the second straight day, one of our own has been attacked while doing her job," MTA NYC Transit President Andy Byford said in a statement. "These attacks are absolutely shameful and we will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify the perpetrators and hold them accountable to the fullest extent possible.”

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