Bronx straphanger smashes subway conductor’s window after dispute: cops

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Security camera footage of the suspect, cops say, smashed the window of a subway conductor after a dispute aboard a train in the Bronx.

A verbal dispute aboard a Bronx subway car turned violent over the weekend, when cops say a straphanger smashed the train conductor’s glass window, causing injury and chaos during an otherwise slow Saturday morning commute.

At around 8:20 a.m. on June 24, authorities say an unknown man got into an argument with a 42-year-old female conductor while aboard a southbound 5 train at the East 180th Street subway station.

When the train arrived at the East 138th Street-Grand Concourse station, the suspect allegedly exited the train and approached the conductor’s window. Police say the straphanger then proceeded to strike the conductor’s window with a hammer, causing the glass to break.

A piece of the glass window struck the conductor in the face, cops said, causing a laceration.

The suspect fled the station in an unknown direction and the conductor was taken to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The suspect is described by police as a 5’5″ man with black dreadlocks and black facial hair. He weighs about 170 pounds and is believed to be about 30 years old. He was last seen wearing an orange hat, yellow vest, yellow t-shirt, gray pants and gray boots.

In a statement to amNewYork Metro, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesperson Aaron Donovan said the agency is confident the assailant will be brought to justice.

“Given pictures taken by MTA cameras, we are confident the unhinged perpetrator will be arrested to face consequences for a senseless act that injured a conductor, and hope prosecutors recognize the injury in this case could have been far worse,” Donovan said.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.