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Video: Woman Repeatedly Stomps Man On Blue Line Metro Train
(Warning: This video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.)
A graphic video shows an attack that occurred on a Metro Blue Line train earlier this week.
The incident happened on Monday at 7 p.m. on board the Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach, ABC 7 reports. A witness who chose to remain anonymous said a man who appeared drunk had been directing racial slurs towards multiple passengers on the train. A woman on the train, to whom witnesses say the man also allegedly said racial slurs, became fed up and attacked him. In video recorded by a bystander, she is seen standing on top of a seat and kicking the man in the face. She is then seen repeatedly stomping on him as he slumps over in the seat and eventually falls to the ground. Though no one on the train attempts to stop her, including the bystander recording the incident, one passenger is heard saying, "Don't kill him."
Witnesses said the woman and the man both left the train before police arrived.
Ramon Montenegro of the LASD Transit Policing Division tells LAist that no one filed a report regarding the incident the day it happened, and that police did not know about it until the video surfaced. Most of the information they have now is second-hand and still needs to be confirmed.
"We were just made aware of the video yesterday in the morning, and immediately took a report based on the video," Montenegro said. "Our detectives believe they've identified the individual who took the video and posted it to Facebook, and they're going to contact him today to see if he will give them more information."
Montenegro said they're also trying to get video from the train itself and possibly the station platform, but they will need more specifics. Once they get a clearer picture of what happened, they will attempt to find the victim and the suspect.
The woman's face is not visible in the video, only her shoes and a pair of black leggings with marijuana leaves printed on them.
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