Conductor assaulted on Metro-North train: MTA

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WESTPORT (PIX11) – A Metro-North conductor was assaulted on a packed train Friday, forcing commuters to be taken off and transferred to another train, transit authorities said.

It happened on the New Haven line near the Westport station.

The altercation this morning involving Metro North conductor and passenger at Westport station.

MTA spokeswoman Margie Anders said a passenger pushed conductor – and he fell. She said the passenger left scene, and was arrested by Westport Police.

Anders said the train was taken out of service, and the passengers delayed for about 40 minutes. She said the incident happened on the bridge plate leading from the platform to the a train from Grand Central to New Haven at 11:15 a.m.

Anders said the conductor was not injured.

MTA Police are  investigating