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Bratton warns New Yorkers: No more sleeping on the subway

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 1:55 PM

You’ve been warned, New York — no snoozing on the subway.

In order to curtail crimes on the city’s rails, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has signed off on a new directive where cops will be waking up sleeping commuters — for their own safety.

“If you are sleeping on the subway, you make yourself a very easy victim and much more susceptible to a crime,” Bratton said at a press conference on Wednesday. “Why would you put yourself at that risk?”

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton has announced napping is no longer allowed on subway trains and police are going to start waking people up.

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Bratton said that people who sleep on the subway are more at risk of becoming victims of sexual assault and pickpocketing.

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Bratton says sleeping on the subway makes you into an easy victim.

“It’s a shared responsibility,” he said. “We need the public’s help.”

“Subways are not for sleeping,” Bratton added. “I know people have gotten out of work and are tired, but we are going to start waking people up.”

More cops will be sent into the transit system to give commuters a wake up call, Bratton said.

ttracy@nydailynews.com

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