NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police say a man threw urine on a subway conductor an hour before a bus driver was attacked with urine just blocks away.
The union TWU Local 100 is worried a man is targeting female MTA employees after the series of disgusting incidents. On Sunday, police released an image of a man they're looking for.
The two repulsive attacks happened within an hour of each other on Saturday, the NYPD says.
The first incident was around 10:40 a.m. Friday at the Brook Avenue subway station in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Police say a man threw urine from a container at a 43-year-old conductor.
Less than an hour later, about 15 blocks away from the subway attack, a man ran to the driver’s side of a BX1 bus near East 138th Street and threw urine on the 43-year-old driver.
The bus driver told CBS 2 that her clothes were soaked after the man tossed the cup of urine in her face.
"The stench was awful. It was gruesome," she said.
TWU Local 100 is now advising bus drivers to keep their windows closed and conductors to make sure they wear their goggles and shut their windows if someone approaches them on the platform.
The union said it will do everything it can to help police catch the attacker.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.