MTA worker assaulted after verbal dispute at Harlem subway station: NYPD

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A man punched an MTA worker at a Harlem subway station after a verbal dispute early Sunday morning, police said.

The maintenance worker told a rider to get off the train and was socked in the face by the assailant about 1:10 a.m. at the 148th Street No. 3 subway station, according to police. The employee, a 40-year-old man, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, cops said.

The attacker, who did not have a weapon, wore a black mask and grey pants, and fled from the Lenox Terminal station in an unknown direction, according to police.

The attack comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio last week agreed to add 250 more cops to the transit system, after repeated calls by the transit workers union and the MTA for him to deploy more law enforcement in subways.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore

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