Assaulted train conductor

Teens are charged after a train conductor was attacked and had surgery

On Thursday, September 7, a New Jersey Transit conductor who was assaulted in Port Jervis was transferred from Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis to Garnet Health Medical Centre in the Town of Wallkill, where he underwent surgery on his jaw and spent the night in the hospital. On Friday, he was discharged from the hospital.

The conductor sustained a fractured jaw during the assault at approximately 9:30 a.m. at Metro-North’s Port Jervis train station near Front Street and lower Pike Street.

Saturday afternoon, Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden stated that Metro-North and Port Jervis Police were able to quickly locate two of the four adolescents involved in the assault. Two 13- and 15-year-old boys have been charged with felony assault. They have tickets for next week’s performance in Port Jervis. Police have not yet provided an explanation for the assault.

The other two adolescents and the case remain under investigation. Call the Port Jervis Police Department at 845-856-5101 or submit an anonymous tip by clicking here if you have any information about this or any other case.

Metro-North Railroad is operated by NJ Transit on the west bank of the Hudson River.

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