WHITE PLAINS – A Bronx woman has been arrested and charged with assault after she attacked and injured a Metro-North Railroad conductor with a pumpkin, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah said.
Alexis Adams, 21, was charged on October 22 with two counts of felony assault and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police arrested Adams.
It is alleged that on October 11 at around 6 p.m., Adams hit a female conductor in the face with a pumpkin and then punched her in the face and head several times.
She was transported to a local hospital for treatment, including several stitches.
The incident occurred after Adams failed to produce a ticket and the conductor advised her to leave the train at the next stop.
“Violent attacks on essential workers doing their jobs will not be tolerated,” said Rocah. “Metro-North Railroad conductors, like all public facing employees, have a right to feel safe in their workplace.”
“Throughout the pandemic, we have called upon our conductors to do more than ever before,” said Catherine Rinaldi, Metro-North president. “They need to know that we are absolutely committed to making their work environment as safe as possible.”