NYC Subway Conductor Attacked with Knife, Narrowly Survives Neck Slashing

NYC Subway Conductor Attacked with Knife, Narrowly Survives Neck Slashing

In a harrowing incident labeled as attempted murder, Alton Scott, a 59-year-old NYC subway worker, was viciously slashed in the neck while sticking his head out of a southbound A train window at the Rockaway Avenue and Fulton Street Station in Brooklyn.

The attack occurred around 3:40 am on Thursday, leaving authorities searching for an unknown suspect clad in a blue vest who managed to escape on foot.

Union President Denounces Violence: Conductor’s Wound Close to Carotid Artery

Richard Davis, President of TWU Local 100 Union, denounced the attack, asserting it as attempted murder due to the severity of Scott’s neck wound, dangerously close to the carotid artery.

Scott, with his head outside the train window, suffered a single slash to the neck.

He was promptly transported to Brookdale University Hospital, where he underwent a procedure receiving 34 stitches.

Union officials expressed concern over the rising threats to transit workers, emphasizing the urgent need for enhanced safety measures.

Outrage and Investigation Follow: Community Shocked by Unprecedented Incident

Community members and transit workers alike expressed shock over the unprecedented incident, labeling it as ‘crazy’ and highlighting the vulnerability of essential transit staff.

An image of Scott in the hospital circulated, depicting medical professionals attending to his deep neck wound.

As the NYPD conducted an investigation, southbound A trains at Rockaway Ave.
experienced initial delays.

Conductor visibility, essential for platform observation, is common practice by poking heads out of windows before closing doors.

Union Calls for Action: Urgent Safety Measures and Resource Deployment

The Transport Worker Union underscored the urgency for increased safety measures to protect transit workers, particularly in the face of such heinous acts of violence.

Union President Davis urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and city officials to prioritize the deployment of resources to combat these senseless acts.

Highlighting the city’s crisis and the ongoing threat to transit workers, Davis emphasized that statistics are meaningless until the violence ceases.

The union expressed solidarity with Alton Scott and his family, standing with all transit workers bravely serving the city during these challenging times.

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