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Four people, including a cop, were attacked in two separate incidents on the subways in Brooklyn and Manhattan Sunday morning, NYPD said.
The morning’s first victim reported being struck with a hammer on the left side of his head aboard a southbound 2 train east of Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum at around 1:30 a.m., a police spokesperson said.
The attacker grew agitated, believing the man was looking at them, and began cursing at him, the victim claimed to cops.
The encounter escalated with the suspect allegedly smashing the man in the face with the hammer, as other passengers looked on, according to the victim, who believed his attacker was a woman.
Police identified the suspect as a man.
A canvas for surveillance footage was conducted in the vicinity of the Brooklyn attack and an investigation remains underway, police sources said. No arrests have been made.
Police also received reports at 9:40 a.m. Sunday of a man shoving straphangers onto the roadbed from southbound platform at the Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street subway station in Manhattan, sources said.
Cops arrived to find 41-year-old Derrick Tom sitting on a bench on the platform, sources said. When the officers approached, the man stood up and punched a 56-year-old man.
The cops moved to handcuff Tom — who, in turn, punched one of them, knocking off her glasses and body camera. The cops ultimately subdued him with their Tasers and brought him to Harlem Hospital, where he was eventually sedated, according to sources.
Tom was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, assault and reckless endangerment, NYPD said.
Two victims — a man who was pushed onto the platform and the man who Tom allegedly punched — declined medical attention, sources said.
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