By Olivia Scheck
MANHATTAN — A madman is on the loose after punching an off-duty MTA worker in the head Friday night in an altercation that left her lying unconscious on the subway tracks, according to police and the New York Daily News.
The woman, identified by the News as MTA worker Sabrina Scott, had been waiting for a train on the Uptown F platform at East Broadway around 6:15 p.m Friday, when she was attacked, police said.
A third man ran over to defend her, but as the men tussled she was knocked into the tracks, according to the NYPD.
Scott, 39, who lives on the Lower East Side with her 11-year-old son, was rendered unconscious by the fall, the News reported. She might have been run over by an oncoming train, but the good Samaritan who had rushed to her defense jumped into the tracks and pulled her out, according to the paper.
The attacker fled the scene, and Scott was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where she was being treated for head injuries and an injured thumb, the NYPD said.
Police described the suspect as a white man, possibly in his 40’s, wearing a beige shirt and blue jeans.