Woodside man and his service dog punched on Bronx subway

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A 30-year-old Woodside man and his service dog were attacked on a 4 train going toward 161st St.-Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The perpetrator, 40-year-old Herman Williams, who lives in the Fordham Hill Oval apartments in the Bronx, demanded that the man and his dog move over to make space for him on a subway seat. Williams was angered when the duo did not make enough room, police said, and he punched the dog in the head.

The dog’s owner stood up after the altercation only to get punched in the face himself, according to authorities. The punch knocked out three of his teeth, the Daily News reported.

NYPD transit cops caught Williams at the scene and found two marijuana cigarettes and four bags of marijuana on him. He was charged with assault, menacing, unlawful possession of marijuana and harassment, officials said.

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