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MTA Worker Assaulted on Bus in Bronx

Police are searching for this man in connection with an attack on an MTA worker inside a bus in the Bronx.Photo byPhoto by NYPD

Shoved into Bus Fare Box

By Dan Gesslein

Bronx Voice

May 23, 2023

BRONX - Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to catch a man who assaulted a female MTA worker on a Bronx bus.

At around 3:30 pm on May 8, a man got into an argument with an on duty MTA employee on a BX12 bus driving in the Allerton section of the Bronx. When the bus reached the vicinity of Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway the dispute turned violent.

Cops say the man pushed the female worker into the metal fare box and front partition of the bus.

The suspect fled the bus and ran down Esplanade Avenue.

The driver was taken by EMS to a local hospital where she was treated for pain about the body.

Investigators did not comment on what triggered the argument that turned violent inside the Bronx bus. They also did not state where the MTA who was victimized, worked. The only said she was on duty at the time of the attack

Police released video of the suspect taken from inside the bus.

The suspect is described as a man with a light complexion and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, red shorts and a baseball cap and wore eyeglasses.

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 CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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