May 11, Staff Report
An MTA conductor was punched in the face by an irate 7 train rider after being told that he was not permitted to smoke on the train, police said.
The conductor, 50, caught the man smoking on a Manhattan-bound train as it was approaching the Hunters Point Avenue station at 3:45 am on May 9.
The victim asked the suspect to put out his cigarette but was then struck in the face.
The suspect fled the train at the Hunters Point Avenue station, located near 21st Street and 49th Avenue.
The suspect is described as Hispanic and about 5 feet, 3 inches.
No arrests have been made.