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From Metro Transit Police:
“Metro Transit Police arrest juvenile suspect for November Green Line assault and robbery
Metro Transit Police today arrested a 15-year-old female for a violent assault and robbery that occurred aboard a Green Line train during the early morning hours of November 22, 2015.
The juvenile respondent was arrested without incident this morning by the MTPD Warrant Squad at her residence in Northeast DC on a Juvenile Custody Order that was issued yesterday.
The juvenile is charged with felony assault and robbery for her actions aboard the train that night. It is alleged that the respondent was with a group of other juveniles aboard the train at approximately 1:16 a.m. As the train traveled between Fort Totten and Shaw-Howard stations, the group surrounded and began to harass a 14-year-old male passenger. Police allege that the juvenile respondent is the person responsible for first mocking, then violently kicking and punching an adult male victim who attempted to intervene on behalf of the 14 year old.
Following the assault, the adult victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
MTPD detectives identified the juvenile respondent using Metro’s digital surveillance systems, as well as victim and witness interviews.”