MTA worker assaulted by a woman inside a Jamaica subway station: NYPD

Cops are looking for this woman, who allegedly attacked an on-duty MTA worker inside a Jamaica subway station last week.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

An on-duty MTA worker was attacked inside a Jamaica subway station and the NYPD is still looking for the woman who assaulted him more than a week later.

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows and Transit District 20 responded to a 911 call for an assault at the Jamaica-179th Street station on Hillside Avenue at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.

The 54-year-old victim had been standing on the platform area when an unidentified woman walked up to him and struck him with a glass bottle causing him to fall, police said. The MTA worker suffered a minor injury to his back but declined medical attention at the scene. The suspect remains at large and the investigation remains ongoing.

“Assaulting a transit worker is unacceptable,” NYC Transit President Richard Davey said. “Keeping transit workers safe is keeping our customers safe, and that’s our top priority. With support from our extensive camera network, we are confident the NYPD will ensure the perpetrator is identified and held accountable.”

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Sunday and described as having a light complexion with long curly dark hair. She was wearing a long black winter coat over a purple sweatshirt, distinctive white pants with multi-colored patterns, eyeglasses and a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Through Jan. 21, the 107th Precinct has reported 13 assaults so far in 2024, one more than the dozen reported at the same point last year, an increase of 8.3%, according to the most recent CompStat report.