Watch: Black Teens Assault Unsuspecting White Man In Viral Video
On Tuesday, Metro Transit Police arrested one of the teens who assaulted a man on a Green Line train, after a video of the incident went viral.Advertisement
The 13 or 14-year-old suspect was arrested by the police after the assault took place on Monday. Police confirmed that the suspect will be charged with second-degree assault. The incident took place at about 12:10 p.m. on Monday at Prince George’s Plaza, and it was captured on video, according to the Washington City Paper.
The video, which was originally posted by Twitter user @DeefrmUPT, shows two black teens on a Green Line Metro train in Prince George’s County inciting their friend to attack an unsuspecting passenger.
The passenger was a young white man who looks to be in his 20s.
“You don’t do it, you’re a bitch,” says one person in the video. “It’s just straight like that.”
Moments after, one of the teen slaps the victim on the back of the head. Due to this, the victim reacts by asking, “What the f**k is wrong with you?” As he throws the question to the attacker, another teen closes in on him.
The Metro agency canvassed the area after the assault but remained unsuccessful. However, when they found the suspect, the agency credited the video.
“Clearly, the investigation advanced rapidly once the video surfaced online,” Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said in an email, as quoted by The Washington Post. “Our detectives captured and analyzed the video and then sought the public’s assistance to ID the person seen in it.”
The spokesperson confirmed that the victim had no injuries and declined medical treatment, said The Washington Post.
It was also reported that the video went viral among Donald Trump supporters on Twitter and white nationalists on the website 4chan.
— ChrisTw1tterman (@ChrisTw1tterman) July 12, 2016