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MTA Worker Punched in Face and Chased With Golf Club at Queens Plaza

Suspect and Queens Plaza Subway Station Entrance, (NYPD and Wikipedia)

April 10, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released footage of a man wanted for punching an MTA employee in the face and chasing him with a golf club inside Queens Plaza subway station Tuesday.

On April 7, at around 2:03 p.m. the suspect approached an on-duty MTA worker in the mezzanine area of the station in order to ask him a question, police said.

Police said that once the suspect got close enough, he suddenly punched the victim in the face.

The transit worker then ran for safety but was chased by the suspect, according to police.

Surveillance footage released by the NYPD shows the suspect running down a hallway with a golf club in his hand.

The victim was able to evade a further attack.

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction with two other men, police said.

The MTA worker was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital with minor injuries, the NYPD said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Mr. Augusta

Maybe he is just a really avid golf fan and he is upset that the Masters was not being played this weekend…why can’t racists see that black people enjoy golf also…I bet that MTA worker dissed Tiger Woods

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lets count them all

Now that the city will go to great lengths and expenses to see why black & brown people were mostly affected by the virus they should also study why black & brown people are the majority that commit crime.

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Beatrice

This is only going to get worse. The city should lock up certain stations and allow only essential workers on the train. Make face masks and gloves mandatory through out the city and state!! People are beginning to get scared of people not wearing face masks and gloves on the subway and market. On the other hand, not wearing one will definitely get you a seat and more space on the train and a faster check out at the market when you are of a certain race.

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Linda

Some patients with cases of COVID-19 display neurologic symptoms such as acute cerebrovascular diseases and consciousness impairment. This needs to be furthered studied as it may explain emotional outbursts and violent behavior. I believe that we should begin testing all suspects accused of an aggressive or violent crime in addition to people who are appear hopeless and suicidal. AOC please look into this!!!

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skillmanite

In the good old days when people went to work you’d see plastered over the subway cars threats of 20 years etc in jail if you dared attack an MTA employee. They’ll obviously capture this muppet but it will be interesting to see what his punishment will be. Maybe they’ll take the cell phone they gave him, off him for a week.

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Patrick

Why are these people doing this? It’s always the same type of people! Always! Face the problem.

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