Bronx pumpkin bandit charged with assault after attacking Metro-North train conductor

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A Bronx resident was charged with assault last month after she attacked and caused injury to a Metro-North Railroad conductor.

According to the felony complaint, on Oct. 11, at approximately 6:02 p.m., Alexis Adams hit the conductor in the face with a pumpkin and then punched the conductor in the face and head multiple times. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she received medical treatment, including numerous stitches, for her injuries. The incident occurred after Adams, 21, failed to produce a ticket and the conductor advised her to leave the train at the next stop.

MTA police investigated the case.

“Violent attacks on essential workers doing their jobs will not be tolerated,” said Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah. “Metro-North Railroad conductors, like all public facing employees, have a right to feel safe in their workplace.”

Adams was scheduled to appear again in Mount Vernon City Court on Nov. 10.

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