Transit workers were assaulted in three separate incidents in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, according to officials and police sources.
The first attack, at 3:50 a.m., occurred when an on-duty conductor was slugged on the platform at Grant Avenue station in East New York, the MTA confirmed.
The conductor had just exited the train after pulling into Grant Avenue when an irate passenger approached asking why the train would not go to Euclid Avenue, according to police sources. He replied that Grant Avenue would be the train’s final stop, and the rider punched him twice in the face and fled, sources said.
The conductor was transported to Jamaica Hospital with a swollen jaw, sources said — while his assailant remains at-large.
Three hours later, at 6:15 a.m., an MTA station agent was pushed to the ground on street level at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue by a 32-year-old woman — who was arrested after searching the area, police sources said.
A third incident occurred at 12:39 p.m. at 34th Street-Penn Station, when a worker in uniform was punched by a man who was blocking him from exiting through one of the station’s emergency gates, according to a police spokesperson.
The 68-year-old revenue equipment maintainer’s “implants moved and he had bleeding in mouth, the NYPD said.
Cops are on the lookout for the perp, who was last seen in ripped jeans and a black hoodie with a blue bandana around his head.
“Attacks on transit workers are reprehensible,” MTA spokesman Andrei Berman said in a statement. “We cooperate fully with law enforcement investigations to identify anyone involved in these incidents.”