CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A man attacked and threatened an MTA employee after she tried to rope off a turnstile Sunday morning, police said Thursday.

The woman, an on-duty booth attendant, was roping off a turnstile area due to a service change at the Franklin Avenue Station. Police said as she was doing this, a man approached her, threatened to kill her and then pulled her hair.

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The suspect also repeatedly punched the woman in the face before fleeing on foot. Police said the victim suffered pain, swelling and scratches to her face. She was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

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