The New York subway wants to ban a passenger for the first time in history

BarcelonaNew York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates the city’s subway, has asked for the first time in its history to ban from its entire transportation network a passenger who assaulted a worker a week ago of cleaning He also highlighted the fear felt by the workforce of being victims of violence. According to a statement, the MTA’s top executive, Janno Lieber, will send a letter to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office asking a judge to impose a veto on the attacker, Alexander Wright, a 39-year-old man who has an extensive criminal record full of arrests Wright assaulted worker Anthony Nelson, 35, leaving him hospitalized with a broken collarbone and dislocated nose. At the time of the incident, Nelson was trying to prevent the defendant from harassing other passengers at a station in the Bronx neighborhood.

Wright is currently in custody, charged with assault and harassment. He is an old acquaintance of justice, as he has been arrested more than forty times. Last year he attacked an Asian woman, who fell unconscious to the ground. The event was considered a hate crime and shocked New Yorkers. The MTA will ask the Prosecutor’s Office that when the penalty is known, a judge will ban Wright from accessing the system, including the subway, trains, buses and its facilities, for three years, which is the maximum time allowed by the law


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