Earlier this week, the NYPD asked citizens for their help in identifying the man in this video, who is suspected of attacking a uniformed female MTA employee. The NYPD said that moments before this video was recorded, the man had "grabbed the MTA employee in a bear hug from behind and pushed her to the platform floor, and then began to choke her." The worker suffered head, neck and back injuries and was treated at the hospital.
When the video was made public, an unnamed NYPD officer turned himself in. When he was questioned, he said the MTA worker cursed at him when he asked her a question, and then grabbed his phone so he wouldn't be able to take her picture. No charges have been filed.