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Teen Arrested for Assault Aboard Red Line Train

by Sean Meehan January 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm 2 Comments

Union Station Metro station (Photo via Wikimedia/thisisbossi)A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with an assault aboard a Red Line Metro train that left one man with a concussion and a broken jaw.

The attack happened between Union Station and the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station on a rush-hour Red Line train on Dec. 21. About 5:30 p.m., a group of youths attacked a man on the train after he refused to give them his bag.

Metro Transit Police said in a press release yesterday that a 17-year-old Southeast, D.C. resident was arrested earlier this month. The boy was stopped at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station on Jan. 9. At the time of his arrest, the boy was carrying a BB gun.

Transit Police did not release the name of the suspect because he is not yet 18. Earlier this month, Transit Police released photos of six youths they believed were connected to the assault.


  • Hill Resident

    “17-year-old boy.” Ha! Boys play with trains and soccer balls. Criminals who attack innocent strangers, breaking jaws and causing concussions, are not boys. They are thugs who should be locked up because they will never reform or become productive members of society. Then again, no doubt this sad and angry little boy grew up “underprivileged.” He probably never even received a free ipad to play with at school (gasp!). Worse yet, perhaps he doesn’t have the newest, coolest pair of sneakers (insert sad face emoticon here). His life is just so hard. Forget what I said earlier about sending him to jail. Breaking a random metro rider’s face is totally understandable. This boy just needs a hug.

    • pops87

      Sounds like you need a hug too buddy.


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