New York woman charged with assault after attacking train conductor with pumpkin
New York woman charged with assault after attacking train conductor with pumpkin
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Katie Kallahan

Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A Bronx woman who allegedly attacked a train conductor with a pumpkin on a MetroNorth train is due to appear in court this week.

Alexis Adams, police said, allegedly punched the conductor in the face multiple times, and also hit her with the pumpkin, which caused the conductor to need stitches.

According to Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) police and the Westchester County district attorney’s office, Adams, 21, was charged last month for the alleged attack, which occurred when she punched a conductor who asked her to pull out her train ticket.

The incident occurred on Oct. 11.

“Assaults like this will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” MetroNorth president Catherine Rinaldi said in a statement.

Adams is scheduled to Mount Vernon municipal court on Wednesday to face two charges of assault.

Associated Press content was used in this report.

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