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Wild squirrel bites train operator’s finger at New York City train station

By Mason White 11:28 AM May 22, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A train operator was rushed to a hospital after being bit by a wild squirrel at a train station, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that the vicious squirrel charged at the train operator on Wednesday, as she emerged from the station.

The incident unfolded around 4:30 p.m. in the Bronx. The squirrel attacked the train operator while she went down the stairs at the stop of an above ground station.

She was transported to the Montefiore Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Squirrels don’t usually attack people, but the train operator tried to shoo away a group of squirrels before one of them decided to bite her finger.