Six teens arrested after police say one punched woman on train

MTA police describe attack as unprovoked and said charges are pending

January 14, 2014|By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun

Six teens were arrested after police accused one of them of punching a woman without provocation onboard a light rail train.

At 6:20 p.m., Maryland Transportation Authority police said three boys and three girls between the ages of 13 and 14 were on a light rail train at Westport Station, in the 2100 block of Kloman St. Before the teens got off the train, one of them punched a woman sitting onboard in the face, according to MTA spokesman Paul Shepherd. Then the group disembarked.

The woman, who was alone on the train, was treated by paramedics for a bruise on her face. MTA police used closed circuit television images of the incident to help identify the suspects. MTA officials said charges are pending.

"It appears the assault occurred unprovoked and then they got off," Shepherd said. Police had no motive Tuesday for the attack.

The names of the teens are not being released because of their ages.

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