In what is a terrifying story, a male allegedly drew a gun on a MTA subway cleaner at the Lafayette Ave station over the service disruptions that occurred on Monday. Dan Rivoli & Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News have more:
A commuter outraged by delays on his Brooklyn train line took his aggression out on an MTA cleaner — by threatening the man with a gun, cops said Tuesday.
The cleaner had just left a Brooklyn-bound A train at the Lafayette Ave. station around 11:50 a.m. Monday when the stranger started cursing at him.
The uniformed MTA employee took the criticisms in stride — until the stranger flashed what appeared to be a gun.
“I should shoot you!” the man screamed.
“I took off running,” said the rattled worker, who wished not to be named. “He said a lot of things . . . but I didn’t take any notice to anything that he was saying until he said the one thing about how he should shoot me.”
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I am glad to see that the unnamed worked got away without being harmed. However it shows how dangerous even the simplest jobs can be for transit workers in NYC. Hopefully this lunatic gets caught & arrested as it would be nice to have one less crazy person riding the subway.
xoxo Transit Blogger