BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Chaos on board the Baltimore Metro. A group of attackers tried to push a man out of a moving train—and it’s all caught on tape.
Christie Ileto has more on the video that’s gone viral and the investigation that’s underway.
A man fought for his life while being pushed out of the doors of a moving Metro car. Cell phone video shows the man—who says he’s 51—fighting with two others before passengers finally intervened.
MTA police are now investigating how it escalated.
“You know to know why this is just now coming out via someone’s Facebook video,” said Councilman Brandon Scott. “But also, if no one reported, this is a shame.”
City leaders aren’t the only ones who want answers. MTA says there have been no complaints and no one stepped forward—but Diana Benbow did post the now-viral video to her Facebook this weekend, writing, “This is what goes down in my city. Baltimore, be careful.”
“If someone pulled a phone out, why didn’t they check to see if he was okay? So you gonna watch someone push someone else off the train while it’s in motion?” said Bianca.
Passengers are even more appalled by the silence of bystanders.
“They’re just watching as they literally try to take his life,” said Felicia Newman.
MTA Police say they’ve seen that video posted online and believe that train was either arriving or leaving the Mondawmin station.
“If you come down here, you won’t see a lot of police officers here,” said Jack. “You won’t see them on the train.”
Passengers want more security on the carts.
“Frankly, the MTA police need to step their game up,” said Councilman Nick Mosby.
So this type of terror on the train isn’t repeated.
Police say no one has reported the incident directly to them but they’re asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-454-7720.
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