A 49-year-old subway conductor was punched in the face while working in the Bronx, police said.
Colleen Perkins, who reportedly has 15 years of experience with the MTA, was a conductor on the northbound Train 2 around 6:05 p.m. Friday when an unidentified woman struck her in the face near 149th Street and Third Avenue. said cops.
Perkins was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where she is in stable condition, the NYPD said.
Perkins was unavailable Saturday afternoon, but a neighbor at her Bronx apartment building said she was also an MTA conductor and knew all too well the dangers lurking in the system.
“It’s definitely dangerous,” said the woman, who said she was also attacked at work and asked that her name not be given.
“It’s definitely not safe. It’s a scary experience working on the subway. As a conductor with a bunch of mentally ill and drug addicted people around you… they’re unpredictable,” the woman said.
She continued: “Someone threw an unopened bottle of Comet at me. It slammed against my window so hard I thought it would break the window. Thank god it didn’t hit me. I closed my window just in time. Sometimes their body language or swearing will tell me to close the window.”
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