Another Bronx MTA employee assaulted, this time on the Bx12

On Monday, May 22, an MTA employee was assaulted on the Bx12 bus.
File photo/Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

The identity and whereabouts of a man who allegedly assaulted an MTA employee on the Bx12 bus in the vicinity of Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway on Monday are still unknown, according to the NYPD.

According to police, at around 3:35 p.m., a dispute broke out on the bus between the MTA employee driving the bus and a rider. The dispute soon turned physical, when the male rider — described as having a light complexion, facial hair, last seen wearing a yellow shirt, red shorts and a baseball cap — allegedly shoved the female transit worker into the fare box and front partition of the vehicle.

The alleged suspect soon fled the bus, southbound on Esplanade Avenue. The driver was transported to local hospital to be treated for minor injuries to her body.

A dispute on a Bx12 turned physical, when a man, pictured, allegedly shoved an MTA employee into the fare box and front partition of the bus. Photo courtesy NYPD

In 2022, there were more than 1,900 reported incidents of assaults and harassment of MTA employees, according to data provided by the transit agency. As of April 17, the last date that such data is available, there have been 450 reported incidents and assaults against MTA transit workers this year.

Three weeks ago, the MTA reported that a 68-year-old Bronx transit employee was assaulted by three women, including being struck in the head with a broomstick.

State law provides for a second-degree assault charge for an attack on an MTA employee, which carries up to seven years in prison.

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 at, on Twitter @NYPD.

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