Posted on March 25, 2015

Group of Youngsters Filmed Ambushing a Man as He Waited for a Train

Daily Mail, March 23, 2015

Authorities in Philadelphia have released a startling video showing a group of youngsters approaching a man waiting for a SEPTA train before ambushing him.

The footage, released by police on Monday, shows several young males approaching the man seated on a northbound platform in Walnut-Locust Station around 4.15pm on Thursday.

One youth can be seen lunging at him from behind as others swarm in and begin punching him. As the victim tries to escape, the crowd of young men follows him.

The video shows around 10 young people around the man at the time of the attack. After ambushing him, they fled the scene.

The victim, who has not been named, was taken Hahnemann University Hospital for treatment for various minor injuries, police said.

The attack unfolded on the northbound platform at 400 South Broad Street.

‘Central Detective Division is asking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate the suspects for an assault in Washington Square,’ the police department said.