Suspects wanted in assault on MTA subway conductor in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are searching for two subway riders who punched a conductor in Brooklyn after he announced a train was going express.

The NYPD released video of the assault, in which a man and woman punched the 62-year-old MTA conductor following a dispute

It happened Saturday at about 4:40 a.m. inside the Grant Avenue 'A' subway station.

The transit workers' union, TWU Local 100, says the conductor announced that his A train would be making express stops, and then a man approached the conductor's booth window and started yelling at him and throwing punches.

The two suspects fled the scene on foot.

The victim suffered bruising and small lacerations to his face and was treated by EMS.

The first individual is described as a dark-skinned male; last seen wearing a red shirt and gray pants.

The second individual is described as a dark-skinned female with glasses; last seen wearing a gray dress.

The union for the victim is posting wanted posters with the attackers' pictures on it, hoping it will lead to an arrest.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crie 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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