New York subway rider tries to push conductor in front of train

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NEW YORK — A disgruntled New York City subway rider tried to push a Metropolitan Transportation Authority conductor in a front of an oncoming train this week, the New York Daily News reports.

The 32-year-old man was confronted after entering a restricted zone at the agency’s Columbus Circle station earlier this week. After refusing to leave at the request of local MTA workers, Jarrod Smith, an MTA conductor, approached the man to intervene.

According to sources, the man then grabbed the conductor by his shoulders and tried to push him onto subway tracks as a train was approaching. The two men stumbled onto the platform floor before workers and police officers intercepted the two.

The disgruntled subway rider was immediately arrested. According to the Daily News, the man had no prior arrests.

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