Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Bronx resident Alexis Adams was charged with assault after she attacked and caused injury to a Metro-North Railroad conductor.
Adams, 21, was charged on October 22, 2021, with two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, a felony, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department arrested Adams and she was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
According to the felony complaint, on Monday, October 11, 2021, at approximately 06:02 p.m., 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 failed to produce a ticket and the conductor advised her to leave the train at the next stop.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department investigated the case.
“Violent attacks on essential workers doing their jobs will not be tolerated,” DA Rocah said. “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. They need to know that we are absolutely committed to making their work environment as safe as possible,” said Catherine Rinaldi, President of MTA Metro-North Railroad. “I applaud MTAPD for their investigation which led to the arrest and to the District Attorney’s office for sending a very clear message that assaults like this will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
The case is being prosecuted by the Mount Vernon Branch of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Adams is scheduled to appear again in Mount Vernon City Court on November 10, 2021.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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