THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED in Brutal Metrolink Attack on White Rider Over #MikeBrown
A white male was filmed being viciously attacked on the St. Louis Metrolink reportedly over Michael Brown. The video was posted on Facebook.
Twan Davis wrote about the assault on Facebook…
“They straight tripping Cuhh…”
The 43 year-old victim told KMOV he was on his way home from work when he was beaten.
The other riders were laughing.
Tonight St. Louis police reported that three suspects had been arrested.
St. Louis Today reported:
Police have arrested three suspects in an attack last week in which a MetroLink rider was beaten after one of several men asked him about the Michael Brown “situation.”
A police source confirmed the arrests Monday evening and said more information would be released soon.
A video posted to Facebook appears to show the attack March 23 on the 43-year-old man, and MetroLink released surveillance images of suspects.
Police said the victim, who is white, was punched and kicked by three black men, one of whom had made the reference to the teen killed in Ferguson by a police officer Aug. 9.
The assault took place about 8:54 p.m. as the eastbound train was nearing the Forest Park Metrolink platform, police said. The victim told police he was seated when the three men approached him from behind.
One of the men asked the victim if he could use his cellphone, and the victim said no.
The man then asked the victim “what he thought about the Mike Brown situation.” The victim responded that he hadn’t thought much about it, according to the police report.
The man in the red shirt then punched the victim in the face and struck him multiple times, police said.