2006-06-09 / Community

Rocks Thrown From Subway 'Ongoing Problem'

Long-time Rockaway resident and activist Dan Tubridy displays some of the rocks that were thrown at him and an elderly friend nearby the Beach 105 Street subway station on the A Line recently. The rocks were thrown at the duo by a number of young teens who were on the subway platform and apparently took the rocks from the roadbed of the subway line. A transit police officer assigned to Transit District 23 in Rockaway Park reportedly told Tubridy that the rock-throwing is an "ongoing problem" that is exacerbated by the age of the rock-throwers, many of whom are just too young to prosecute. Tubridy said that one of the rocks hit close to the elderly man and that he would have been badly hurt had the rock hit him. Police officials say they have put extra patrols on the subway lines, particularly right after school dismissal in the afternoons, when most of the rock-throwing seems to occur.

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