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Off Duty NYPD Officer Assaults Female MTA Employee

The man had attacked the 28-year-old transit employee on a Bronx subway platform by putting her in a bear hug, throwing her to the ground and choking her. The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is now investigating the incident.

 A suspect has surrendered for questioning in an attack on an MTA worker — and he turns out to be an NYPD cop, police sources said Thursday.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is now investigating the incident in which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker, on-duty and in her uniform, was put in a bear hug, thrown to the floor and choked, the sources said.

The 28-year-old transit employee was on the southbound D train platform at the Tremont Ave. station in East Tremont when the man attacked her about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 23, officials said.

She was hospitalized with minor back and neck injuries, police said.

The attacker was caught on surveillance video running from the station with a smirk on his face, according to police.

But once cops circulated the video, they learned they were looking for one of their own: Investigators got calls identifying the attacker as a Harlem cop, police sources said.

The officer surrendered and was questioned Thursday. No charges were immediately filed.

He told investigators that he grabbed the woman after she tried to take his cellphone, sources told CBS 2 News.


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