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Man who attacked MTA worker at Pelham Bay subway station makes court appearance

The man accused of assaulting Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Anthony Nelson in August was due back in court Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2022, 5:21 PM

Updated 598 days ago

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The man accused of assaulting Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Anthony Nelson in August was due back in court Thursday.
Alexander Wright, 49, is facing multiple accounts of assault for allegedly breaking Nelson’s nose and collarbone at the Pelham Bay subway station.
Police say the MTA cleaner was trying to stop Wright from harassing other riders.
He’s since had to undergo surgery. Nelson is still recovering and had his arm in a sling when he appeared in court. Nelson says after what happened to him, he and his co-workers feel scared to do their jobs out of fear of getting into a confrontation with riders.
One of the charges Wright is facing is specifically for assaulting a transit worker. If convicted, he could face a felony sentence of seven years.


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