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7 train conductor punched in face after telling man to stop smoking, police say

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.

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John Batista

THE CONDUCTOR WAS RIGHT!!!

THAT’S WHY WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH THE DETRMINATION OF DONALD TRUMP TO BRING AMERICA BACK TO THE GENUINE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY WHOM HE WA5 ELECTED.

THE LEFT WING DOES NOT CARE FOR US BUT TO PERPETUATE THEMSELVES IN PERENNIAL POWER AT OUR RISK AND DESTRUCTION. THEIR MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE DEMOCRAT PARTY POLITICIANS, WILL ALWAYS BE VERY WELL PROTECTED PHYSICALLY AND FIMANCIALL.

WAKE-UP REAL AMERICANS AND DO NOT LET THE LEFTIST DESTROY OUR GREAT, UNIQUE COUNTRY.

GOD BLESS YOU WITH BOUNDLESS WISDOM.

JOHN BATISTA




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Roda

No nice to say the conductor deserves to be punched, john. He’s just doing his job.




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Dear Boss

Well, anyone traveling the subway at 3am has to be extra careful. That’s when the weirdo’s come out to play. And this twit’s reaction is the EXACT reason I see something and GET THE HELL AWAY! Your life just isn’t worth educating these people.




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Diane, sunnyside & 7 rider

Have that CAMERA & RECORDER READY AT ALL TIMES, FRONT AN REAR.ITS GONNA GET WORSE SRAY ZWAY FROM THE FULL OPEN WINDOW.




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george kelly

4am: Drunk Guy Tries to Smoke and Gets Rowdy with Conductor on Subway

Big deal!




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i think bob dylan predicted this 7 incident back in '66

“he just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette”
from stuck inside of mobile with the memphis blues again




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CESAR Cruz

Train in the late night is very dangerous first not police in the subway very late in the night most the people in the train Sam come from working but the subway is not save if is me i don’t say nothing because is a chance u take Not police in the subway




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turn down the damn phone

in general- the riders need a refresher course on subway ethics. between standing in the door ways – listening to la bamba loudly on their phone- eating does disgusting sugar sticks or whatever the hell the are. sad as it is but signs in spanish may have to re-appear…an occasional shower now and again would help too




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Kramdon's Delicious Marshule

and what is the deal with airline food?! C’mon people.




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Tootsietooters

People need to learn how to walk on the sidewalks!!! Am I right or am I right?!?




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george kelly

MISS THE OLD days when the CONDUCTOR would LIGHT your CIGARETTS for a subway’s TOKEN. I ride the BUS. ASK the 108 PCT.




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7 train observer

What a shock…The suspect is described as Hispanic and about 5 feet, 3 inches…. So that’s just about every man in Jackson Heights




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7 train observer

What a shock…The suspect is described as Hispanic and about 5 feet, 3 inches…. So that’s just about every man in Jackson Heights




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Joe at Berkley

7 train observer- You’re not that observent and obviously have not been to the Chateau, Elm Court, The Towers, Hawthorne Court, Linden Court, The Berkeley, The Greystone, The Colonial, etc etc,…All architecturally appealing developments with block long award winning gardens and large luxurious apartments, some listed at over a million dollars on real estate sites. Come to the garden tour in June and enlighten yourself.




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7 train observer

I will observe the tour from the 7 train. It is my permanent residence. The 5’3″ population puts the height in Jackson Heights. For, you see, I am a true troll — just over 3 feet tall. My tiny hands are fatigued, I must end this message.




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S.

Most of the people who ride the 7 train cannot afford million dollar apartments and award winning gardens. Please enlighten yourself that the rest of the neighborhood and city does not and cannot afford to live like you.




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The real 7 train observer

What happened on the train has nothing to do with the buildings/area of Jackson Heights your talking about because the people who live in these buildings would never do something like this. The person who did this is obviously from the “other” part of Jackson Heights i.e. 90th St to 111th St. which anyone who takes the 7 knows this is almost a no go zone, especially for those living in the 37th Ave. area…




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Billy

Observer- Kindly look up the boarders of Jackson Heights, you will find it is quite specific. Your so called “other” parts are not Jackson Heights at all but East Elmhurst and Corona.




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I ♡ Sunnyside

That’s messed up. The worker had nothing to do with the mta service.




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Service

Every employee of a company has a duty to serve the greater good. But the MTA is not a company its a political arm of Albany thus a tax. P unch away to send a message that the riders are sick and tired of crap trains. Sell the MTA to Google, Amazon or UPS. They’ll do a better job.




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MAGA

Sell out our public infrastructure to for-profit companies. What could go wrong?




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Train conductor

Service you’re full of crap for that comment. You don’t have any idea what we go thru. So keep your comments to yourself.




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Service

The MTA is already a sell out! Ha! Unlike a politician or government a business can go bankrupt if they mess up big enough and/or for a long time. A politician or government doesn’t run on profits… they run on taxes… a force and I call it a force because what’s going to happen if you don’t pay the gov’t? You go to jail (which is similar to the Monarchy of the 1700’s). What happens if you don’t pay a for-profit or even a non-for-profit… they go bankrupt and stop existing!!!




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Service

@Train conductor: You know what the MTA needs? a Brain Conductor. The reason why the fares are constantly going higher is because the MTA assigned pensions to their employees. That means they MTA assign a GUARANTEED retirement. WTF? You guys are living off the fat of that land providing crap service and it needs to stop and it absolutely will. Its about time NYCer’s stood up to thieves.




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Billy

Service- Do you think there is a profit in building an airport, an interstate highway system, laying a network for a water utility, electrical grid or cable system? When there is no profit to be made then govt must step in. Do you even know the history of the MTA and NYC subway? The for profit subway system already was tested with the BMT, IRT and IND. Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it’s mistakes..




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Service

@Billy: There are private companies that provide utility… they’re called Investor-owned utility. You have no idea what you’re talking about.




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Billy

Service – You’re quite a naive and under informed child. Definition of investor owned utility :An investor-owned utility or IOU is a business organization, providing a product or service regarded as a utility (often termed a public utility regardless of ownership), and managed as private enterprise rather than a function of government or a utility cooperative. Such businesses can range from a family whose residential property includes a well whose flow in excess of the family’s own needs produces a secondary income, to international communications conglomerates, but political and infrastructure considerations in some countries makes the private sector of the electric-power production and distribution industry the most often discussed investor-owned utilities. Notice the word managed in the definition and the keyword “build” in my post. The tax payers pay for the construction of many utilities then turn them over to private sector to be managed. You really need to take a remedial reading class, you’re getting hammered on this stream you gullible fool.




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Barbara

Service sure is one stupid ideological uninformed blowhard.




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Eye Roll

@Barbara: Great name calling Barbara. You Liberals really bring great content to the table. Is this the “mean spirited” comments the SSP wanted to block? Hahahah. Its more childish than mean.




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Johnny

Hey eye roll – nobody has the name calling and insults down to an art like the Conservatives, Ann Coutler, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Glen Beck, Ted Nugent and Rush Limbaugh. Thanks for the fake outrage.




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Bruno Mars

-Barbara You’re spot on with your post, not a word of your description of service is incorrect.




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